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Array the Ubyssey
Founded in 1918
Vancouver, Tuesday, October 31, 1989
Vol 72, No 16
"And I saw a beaut rising out of the sea,
with ten horns and seven heads, with ten
diadems upon its horns and a blasphemous name upon its heads."
Revelation 13:1
ARK hoods, inverted
crosses, black candles,
bloody pentagrams,
cryptic numerology,
vocal inversions. These are the trappings of
Satanism, in history, the media, and the
popular imagination. But such ephemera
are only aspects ofthe symbolic superstructure of a basic psychic phenomenon which,
in Western tradition, is 2000 years old.
The media have not let it go unnoticed
that the last few years have seen a resurgence of popular Satanism in much of the
Western World. A Vancouver nurse, long
persecuted by obscene phone calls and letters, is found dead after an apparent ritual
murder. A Satanic cult in Mexico is uncovered, and the graves of human victims are
opened in front of world TV cameras. All
across North America pentagrams appear
in forests, on walls and in houses, sometimes stained with the blood of slaughtered
animals. Two weeks ago, one of Vancouver's
Catholic churches was burned down, following a desecration of the altar, and other
churches have been threatened.
Satanism is an apocalyptic creed. It
foretells a coming Armageddon, in which
society will collapse, the Antichrist will
walk upon the Earth, and Satan, Lord of
Darkness, will destroy Christ in the Second
Coming. Christianity, from which Satanism borrows most of its semiotics, either
directly or inverted, is also an apocalyptic
In the decades before the year 1000 AD,
much of Europe was apparently seized by a
great terror. The coming year ofthe millennium was foreseen as the date ofthe apocalypse, and everywhere people drew closer or
further from God and the Church. It was a
time of cults and heretical sects, and of an
orthodox reaction so bloody as to outweigh
even the worst excesses of the cults themselves. Satanism was rife, both real and
imagined, both powerful and persecuted, in
popular imagination and within the Church
We are but a decade from the year 2000,
another mystical date in both Christian and
Judaic numerocryptology. There is little
doubt that the present increased interest in
occult activity is connected to the impending millennium. What we are seeing is a
resurgence of the millenarian tendency
which last attained a widespread sweep
around the year 1000.
But the apocalyptic/millenarian tendency is in no way tied to the passing of
millennia. Other large scale outbursts have
been recorded throughout history; one example occurred in England in 1666 (identified with 666—the Biblical number of the
beast), the year ofthe plague and the Great
Fire of London, when many inhabitants
were convinced that the apocalypse was
truly upon them.
In this example one sees the beginnings
of a millenarian model; the interest in
apocalyptic creeds is not merely connected
to specific dates and places, but can develop
within any situation of crisis, natural, economic or social. The proximity to 'mystical
years' merely increases the number of millenarian groups and the intensity of their
Millenarianism began long before the
year 1000—its origins may be found as
early as the first century. The final book of
the Bible, Revelation, foretells the coming
apocalypse, the reign ofthe Antichrist and
the eventual second coming of the saviour
who will, in the Christian model, vanquish
the powers of darkness. Whatever the initial form of apocalyptic response, the millenarian model which one can see operating
in the present wave of Satanism was firmly
established by the 3rd century AD, when
the Circoncellion sect ofthe Donatist movement declared a war of assassination
against the orthodox Church.
The model of the Circoncellions, repeated throughout the middle ages in hundreds of heretical sects—the fraticelli of
Segarelli, the Fra Dolcino, the Manicheean
cults of the Cathars and Popelicani, the
followers of Tanchelm and Eudes de l'Toile,
the Tafurs ofthe Holy Land, the flagellants
of the Crucifers and Brothers of the Cross,
the mystical communards of Thomas Mun-
zer—this is the same model which has been
perpetuated in our own millenarians: the
Manson Family, Jim Jones' People's
Temple, the followers of Reverend Moon,
the Aryan Nations organization, and now
the new breed of Satanists. We live in times
of mounting crises, and the language of
apocalyptic vision exists as strongly in our
mythography of nuclear holocaust as it did
for medieval Christians in the Book of
It is too easy to dismiss the millenarian,
tendency—to dismiss the sort of people
who, in the latter decades of the 20th century industrial society, sneak out into the
woods at night to ritually slay an animal—
as resultant of disturbed psyches. While
there is certainly a psychological type in
whom the millenarian urge is very strong—
attracted to apocalyptic vision and cult oriented actions—further, more significant
mental transformations often occur as a
result ofthe decision to pursue an apocalyptic course of action. The millenarian elect, in
their search for powerful mechanisms to
combat the society which they believe to be
persecuting them, ritually pass through
intensifying stages of social perversion.
Just as racism, given free rein, will
inevitably lead to genocide, so the spiralling
demands ofthe millenarian tendency, unchecked, will lead to murder. The psychological change which accompanies the spilling of blood in a ritual slaying, initially that
of animals, gives the illusion that the killers
are becoming spiritually stronger than
their fellow humans. These attempts to
transcend society are accomplished by a
deviation from cultural norms of morality.
In approaching this transformation,
Satanic reverse-theology achieves perhaps
its most complete perversion simply by
inverting all the moral codes of the Judeo-
Christian tradition: Thou shall commit
adultery; Thou shall steal; Thou shall bear
false witness; Thou shall kill....
Through experimentation with abnormality, the millenarians endanger themselves and risk disruption of their psychological processes. Barriers which protect
the conscious mind from the demons within
the unconscious may weaken; involuntary
and uncontrollable fissures allow seepage
from the darker aspects of the psyche. The
potential for psychosis magnifies.
When the psychosis of the individual
finds itself within the framework of an
apocalyptic group or sect, an historically
inevitable sequence of events occurs. The
group, violently opposed to the society
around it, survives through a paranoia of
that society. A sort of sociopathic symbiosis
evolves, in which both society and anti-
society feed off their mutual fear. Eventually the paranoia ofthe group turns inward,
individual psychoses begin to assert themselves, particularly that of the leader, and
the group collapses with internal coups,
factionalism, purges and often, mass-suicide. This was the model of the People's
Temple, of the original Circoncellions, and
of every millenarian sect ofthe 1700 years
in between. It will likely be the model for
increasing numbers of current Satanist
groups as the millennium approaches.
It is quite conceivable that there are
more people in North America today with a
medieval conception of reality than were
alive during the middle ages. If, as William.
Blake wrote, all deities reside within the
human breast, then surely Satan resides
there also. There is evil in humankind,
thriving on fear. The world is full of frightened, ignorant people mistaking societal
crises for harbingers of apocalypse, alternately questing for power or martyrdom.
Persecution fuels their paranoia; blind disregard endangers ourselves; awareness is
our only defence.
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nothing, and, with every generation, they
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October 31,1989 Polygram coughs up
by Keith Leung with CUP files
Eight weeks after 25 Canadian campus radio stations announced a boycott of Polygram
records, the industry giant has
decided to back down and eliminate its controversial service fees
for campus stations.
Members of the National
Community Radio Association
(NCRA) began the boycott September 1 after the company imposed a $100 per year fee for supplying promotional records and
press releases.
Since last week, Polygram
has been contacting individual
campus and community stations,
offering to send albums and promotional material for free, Polygram official David Freeman said.
"Basically, we see it as a victory," said Chris Buchanan, CiTR
music director.
"We had Bob Ansel (Polygram
vice president in charge of promotions) saying 'we don't need college radio,' that we were only
'small fry.' Here, after the boycott,
we have them making a major
policy change."
Buchanan said the whole
situation is still quite confusing
because Polygram went to individual stations instead ofthe NCRA.
"If they had dealt with the
NCRA it would have been a lot
simpler and would also have recognized the NCRA's legitimacy as
an organization," he said. "We're
not happy about the way they
went about it."
Freeman said Polygram decided to contact stations individually because the company was
being "misrepresented" by the
NCRA. He said Polygram would
have waived the fees if stations
had contacted the company to
explain they couldn't afford them.
"This whole thing has been
blown way out of proportion," he
said. "Once we realized exactly
what was being passed on to
NCRA members, we decided to
contact individual stations one on
Buchanan said Polygram had
contacted them, offering to hook
up services for free again, but
CiTR chose to say "no" until a
decision was reached by the NCRA
to end the boycott.
"Ideally, they (other stations)
should have said no or deferred it.
Some have said yes. A lot of people
saw it as undermining the NCRA
and betraying the boycott by accepting records before the NCRA
lifted it," said Buchanan.
WEA, another major record
label, started charging campus
stations  last year,  but backed
down after pressure from the
Freeman said Polygram is
only offering its "alternative repertoire" for free—and only stations that are "responsible" and
"merit" free service will get it.
Freeman added he did not
know if campus radio airplay had
any effect on sales.
"It's a very small area to quantify. But the bottom line is for us to
expose our repertoire. There is no
reason to ignore stations if they
are going to meet our objectives."
Buchanan said CiTR is working to get back on good terms with
"We're going to negotiate our
differences that still remain instead of using confrontational
With A&M and Island being
bought by Polygram, Buchanan
expressed concern for the future.
"In a short while, it looks like
there will only be five record distributors in Canada."
Although the majority of artists on CiTR's playlist are from
major labels, Buchanan said CiTR
would just find alternate, independent sources for their music.
"By no means would we
crumble if they all got together
and decided to charge us and we
said no."
Frost ices all comers
by Joanne Neilson
Dr. Peter Frost, a commerce
professor greatly admired by both
students and faculty, has become
the first UBC professor to earn the
Canadian professor of the year
Peter Lusztig, the commerce
faculty dean, said Frost was nominated on the basis of his ability as
a teacher "who cares" for both
undergraduate and graduate students.
Frost's work is extensive and
ranges from working with international executives to making texts
easy for anyone to understand.
"He translates (his research) into
materials that his class can understand and enjoy," said Lusztig.
Frost said his teaching methods aspire to "capture and chal
lenge the curiosity of students,"
and he hopes that from his lectures the students "will catch a
passion for the information and
ideas" he presents.
To accomplish this, Frost uses
a course structure in which he
"provides no answers, instead (he)
helps them find the answers themselves."
He utilizes role playing, debates, case studies, video tapes
and lectures to supplement the
texts in his 3rd year organizational behavior course. One ofthe
texts for this course, which he
helped write, involves a unique
combination of poetry, song lyrics,
newspaper reports and stories to
illustrate the topic of behavior
within organizations.
"Teaching students at university (is) a privilege—a great oppor
tunity to influence people who are
going to go out and be contributing
people in our society," said Frost.
Students of professor Frost
appeared unanimous in their response to him.
"He cares about his students,
he's a motivator, he's creative and
open minded," said one of his student.
"I'm taking the course simply
because he's teaching it," said
Cheryl Shizgal. "You tend to remember what he is talking about
because it is about us".
The Professor of the Year
award—presented by the Council
for the Advancement and Support
of Education—is intended to recognize outstanding undergraduate teaching, extraordinary scholarly efforts, and service to the
institution and profession.
Senior students show solidarity in SCIT
by Rick Hiebert
UBC's "golden agers"
have formed a club to help
integrate senior citizen students into the UBC student
Last Friday, 40 of UBC's
93 senior citizen students
formed the Senior Citizen
Student Club (SCIT Club for
short—after the Telereg designation for senior citizen
UBC students) to address the
needs of seniors at UBC, according to club president
Edward Legg.
"When I retired last year
and came to UBC, I felt there
was no forum for senior citizens. I thought it would be a
good idea for seniors at UBC
to get together (in a club),"
Legg said.
Legg got the names of
UBC seniors from the registrar, sent off letters to them
and organized last week's
meeting. Legg hopes the
SCIT club will raise the profile of students on campus.
"We seniors don't want to
segregate ourselves from the
student body," he said.
"There's going to be more and
more seniors coming to UBC.
We have to anticipate that and
see what we can do to help
them. If there are any difficulties, we want to deal with them
"When you get out to UBC,
it's very nice to have people to
discuss things with and meet
with. The club is mainly designed to see how we can help
each other and the university."
Legg said the club had invited UBC President David
Strangway to its next meeting
which would likely be in January.
Club vice-president Charles Cotterall said members of
the club, were "deeply appreciative" ofthe support of other,
younger UBC students, and
wanted to give something
"We don't want to force
ourselves, but essentially we
would like to be of help to the
university and to ourselves of
course in the sense that we
feel we have certain things to
give to the university in terms
of experience," Cotterall said.
"Above all, we wish to mix in
instead of setting ourselves
Both Legg and Cotterall
welcome the input and support of younger UBC students.
AMS Director of Administration and Student Administrative Commission chair
Andrew Hicks was excited
about the new club. Hicks
helped Legg out with a seed
grant earlier this year.
"When Ed (Legg) came to
see me, I thought the idea was
great," said Hicks. "I thought
"what the hell' and gave him
the money for mailing. More
power to him."
"As the seniors represent
agrowingnumberof students,
the AMS should recognize
their special interests and
needs. The formation of this
club is the first step in their
growing participation in campus activities."
Death, the bible thumper and the witch
Hillel heats up
by Joe Altwasser
The Israeli Ambassador to
Canada was taken to task for Israel's education policy on the West
Bank in a lively discussion at
Hillel House yesterday.
Israel Gur-Arieh said Israel
has always been committed to
education, but there was a need to
close universities in the West
Bank because they had become
"hot-beds of terrorism and discontent."
All educational institutions in
the West Bank, including four
universities, were closed following
the outbreak of the intifada in
December 1987.
■ But Katriona Drew, a former
international lawyer in Gaza now
studying at UBC for a Masters
Degree in Law, disputed the ambassador's claim that the universities were kept open for 19 years
prior to the intifada uprising in the
summer of 1987.
"The 19 years of complete
opening is fabrication," she said.
Ola Siksik, a UBC graduate
student in computer science and a
former student at Birzeit University, said the university was often
closed before 1987. She cited the
six month closing in 1986 following unrest in which two students
were killed.
"We won't commit suicide,"
Gur-Arieh said. "As soon as the
universities began to act as terrorist training grounds we had to
close them."
Drew also questioned the
motives behind the Israeli government's refusal of a United Nations-backed   program   which
would allow children to be taught
at home. "It is now illegal to teach
proprietary (students under 15). If
they are taught they are arrested,"
she said.
Gur-Arieh also faced questions about recent NBC allegations of Israel and South Africa
having worked together on building missiles with nuclear weapons
"In the past two to three years
there have been no new agreements with South Africa," he said.
Gur-Arieh condemned Arab
nations for their continued refusal
to recognize Israeli existence.
"Only Egypt has recognized
us," he said. "The others have instead organized thousands of
tanks, planes and soldiers aimed
towards Israel. And now there are
even chemicals."
"It is not a matter of territory.
They don't want the existence of
Israel," he said.
The ambassador repeated the
Israeli position of not dealing with
the Palestine Liberation Organisation.
But the ambassador was
hopeful for future peace prospects
in the Middle East, particularly
with the policy changes taking
place in the Soviet Union under
Gur-Arieh lauded the beginnings of cultural exchanges between the Soviet Union and Israel
such as the Bolshoi ballet.
The Soviet decision to abstain
from the annual Arab-nations
sponsored motion for the UN,
asking for the non-recognition of
Israeli credentials in the UN, was
also of great importance, he said.
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The way of the witch
A candid converstation with Sam Wagar
by Greg Davis
and Paul Dayson.
It's Hallowe'en, a time when
children feast on sweets, and
when adults feel comfortable casting off their "normal" clothes for
more imaginative fashion. It is
also the time of the important
Wiccan festival, Samhain.
Wicca is a term derived from
the Old English Wiccacraft (i.e.
witchcraft). It applies to those who
adhere to a nature oriented
worldview which heavily borrows
concepts from the cultures of pre-
Christian Europe. The practitioners call themselves witches.
it makes more sense
to talk about the
ultimate reality as
more like a female
than like a male and
see nature is, in and
of itself, sacred.
Samhain (pronounced SOW-
en) is a festival that announces the
coming of winter, a time when
people traditionally put away
their supplies and brace themselves for the hard months of frugality.
Wicca is a religion commonly
called the Craft among its members. The members are known
to be very individualistic, so
while there are
certain principles they all
accept, everyone
has their own
personal approach to it. Sam
Wagar, an elder,
explains his religion and the festival of Samhain.
Ubyssey: How
does one become a witch?
Sam     Wagar:
There's a lot of
ways. People often come to it by
reading books
and then start
looking around
and find that
there are more of
these things
such as news letters. Women's
centres often
have occult
classes. That's a
way of becoming
initially involved. You can
study away and
read your books but you have to
start doing it as well.
The big point is finding that
the craft harmonizes with your
own understanding. You have a
spirituality that is earth based
and goddess centred; that is you
think it makes more sense to talk
about the ultimate reality as more
like a female than like a male and
see nature is, in and of itself,
sacred. If you feel that makes
sense then there's a lot of ways of
putting it into practice. Ifyou are a
person who needs to get together
with others you can find a group or
found a group.
Ubyssey: Is there much variation between groups?
Wagar: The bottom line agreements amongst witches, I would
say, are:—witches are immanen-
tist, animist, goddess primary,
and polytheist. We believe that the
divine is involved in everything
that exists, good or bad; immanen-
tism. We're animist which means
that every rock has a guardian
spirit, as does every bunch of
rocks, and then there's what we
conventionally call Goddesses and
Gods. This does not mean there
are hundreds of bitty gremlins
running around but that we can
give names and faces to parts of
the divine that we wish to work
If you're interested in connecting up with that nice feeling
you get when you walk through a
particular grove of trees often its
easier to give it a name and call it
the spirit of that grove. Ifyou give
it a name and a face you can make
your reactions to it more intense
and more complex so as to find how
your feeling fits with how that
result of a process of birth then
that means all of us are sisters and
brothers, that we all have the
same mother.
We are necessarily polythe-
ists as none of us relates in the
same way as someone else to anything. The way that we need to
relate to the ultimate meanings,
the divine, is going to be different
for each of us. Some of us are very
venereal; we relate to the world
through love and sex. For them,
goddesses and gods of love and sex,
Venus, Aphrodite, and Daphne,
make more sense. Some of us are
more concerned with propriety
and would prefer to relate to
Whatever pantheon works.
Most witches are fairly eclectic.
Ubyssey: What form do your
rituals take?
Wagar: We have a special sort of
ritual form which distinguishes
witchcraft groups from druidic or
other groups. There are witches
who are solitary, but typically they
work in groups. The groups worship inside a circle, putting
candles at each of the four directions. The circle is swept out with
a broom, cleansing it physically
and symbolically. Frequently we
worship nude because nudity
symbolizes innocence and
freedom from
the circle we can
do any number
of things: talk
about how our
week was, do
magic work to
help someone
who is sick, do
trance work or
share food and
drink. We usually do several
grove is. In other words to erase
the separation between yourself
and the grove that you respond
strongly to. That is a way of creating a goddess or god, recognizing a
divine that is there in a particular
Goddess primary is to see the
process in which things come into
being as akin to birth rather than
as a process of making things. If
the universe came into being as a
Ubyssey: How
does the Craft
relate to other
Wagar: Witchcraft   harkens
back to the pre-
Christian   era.
The    original
pattern  of our
religion is European,   mainly
northern European or Celtic.
We value varied
traditions, however, and try to
pull   in   those
values that are
with our underlying principles.
Witches may relate almost exclusively to Celtic or Norse deities or
female deities; some are very creative in their approach. It's hard to
tell what is an influence and what
we borrowed because we needed it.
Ubyssey: Are there any connections to Native American
spirituality as theirs is a similar nature philosophy?
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Wagar: We see ourselves as hark-
ening back to the tribal religions of
northern Europe. We respect the
tribal religions
of those   who
live  here   but
we see that it is
their  religion.
they have has
been    stolen
from them and
now the  New
Age are trying
to  steal  their      /    4
religion. It just
doesn't   seem
when we have
a      perfectly
good   nature
religion of our
Ubyssey: What caused Witchcraft's rebirth?
Wagar: Backin 1580aPope called
Innocent or something issued a
papal bull against the witches,
which resulted in the murder of
millions. Their religion was driven
underground and destroyed, yet
some people retained some of
these traditions.
The veil between the
world of the living
and the dead is quite
Around the turn of the last
century people began to take a
renewed interest in folklore, in occultism, with groups like the Order of the Golden Dawn. In the
1930's a retired British civil servant called Gerald Gardner was
initiated into a witchcraft group in
the New Forest area of southern
England. This may have been one
of the few surviving witchcraft
groups who had more or less coherent ideas. This guy wanted to publicize that it (witchcraft) was still
around so he wrote a couple of
books. People all around the English speaking
world said,
'this stuff
makes sense to
me, and fulfills
a religious
need for me,' so
the modern
witchcraft religion was reborn.
What has influenced  the ^^
growth ofthe ^J
craft    since
Wagar: In the 70's the women's
movement hit. This was significant because the mainline religions hate women. There is no polite way of saying it; they hate
women and dislike the processes
by which life is perpetuated. They
restrict sexuality and dislike the
body, so a lot of women began looking for a spirituality that didn't
hate them. Many women began investigating witchcraft, as did a
number of men upset with traditional male roles.
People involved in the ecology
movement who have a need for a
spiritual connection to the land
started looking at witchcraft. The
mainstream religions dislike the
earth. They see humankind as
rulers and dominators ofthe earth
rather than a
part of it.
Craft today
comes from a
number of different currents, things
like mystic societies, radical feminism,
a small fraction of the gay
and the ecology movement.
How does witchcraft affect
your lifestyle?
Wagar: We use cloth diapers and
I'm a member of the Western Canada Wilderness Committee. Most
witches behave like atheist environmentalists. We do much the
same things but for different reasons. It's like any other person who
is religious. We act to get more in
tune with the divine as we see it. In
the case of witches that means
support for the women's movement and support for environmental activism. It's religiously
required of us, so to speak. It's also
why many of us became involved
in this particular religion. We are
all converts.
Ubyssey: How do you decide
when to meet? Are there times
when it is important to meet?
Wagar: Generally speaking we
get together around new moon and
full moon and then at the solstices,
the equinoxes and the days half
way between. The new and full
moons are our regular get togeth-
ers which have no set ritual, the
others are the solar festivals. On
these eight festival days, particularly Samhain and Beltane (May
Eve), we do a
set ritual.
What is the
of Samhain
Samhain,   in
the Celtic calendar, is the
beginning   of
the dark half
of   the   year
when the final   harvest
was brought in. You've got all the
food you're going to get, except
hunting, during the winter. You
have   to   decide   what   animals
you're going to slaughter before
winter. It is literally a time of
death. If you run out of food you
So we have a feast for the dead
at Samhain, when we invite those
who have died during the past
year to come and be with us. The
main associations with it are that
the spirits are abroad, and that's
where the ghosty stories come
from. The veil between the world
ofthe living and the dead is quite
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Playing was a mere formality
for the victorious Estonian national volleyball team this past
weekend at the Thunderball tournament.
But if not for the behind-the-
scenes manuevering by RayLepp,
the man who organized the visit,
the Estoninan national team
would have been tossing snowballs in Montreal instead of vol-
leyballs in Vancouver.
"It was a chance to show them
the other side of the world," says
Lepp, former coach of the UBC
volleyball team and former president of the B.C. volleyball association.
The Estonians arrived in
Montreal penniless—unable to
exchange rubles for dollars—and
would have been stranded there
(Aeroflot does not fly to Vancouver) if Lepp had not spearheaded a
fundraising drive, collecting approximately $10,000 from UBC,
the B.C. volleyball association,
West Coast Energy to finance the
flight to Vancouver.
"Nobody buys rubles in Can
ada, you can't exchange it," says
To further cut costs, the Estonians were billetted by the Estonian community—Lepp estimates
there are about 1,500 Estonians in
The financial crisis the Estonians had to deal with was the
result of a change in political policies in Moscow.
With their exit visas issued in
the Soviet Union, the Estonians—
like many Soviet travellers—were
suddenly faced with new restriction from Moscow in September.
They were told airline tickets
could only be purchased in rubles,
which automatically restricted
their passage to destinations Aeroflot (the Soviet airline) flies.
Moreover, they could not change
their rubles into dollars before
leaving and were only allowed 30
rubles, or about three Canadian
A former setter of the Estonian national team, Lepp fled to
Finland in 1943 just months before the iron curtain closed around
His efforts to arrange a meeting between the two teams dates
back four years, at which time his
attempts were thwarted by
Moscow who refused to grant the
Estonians exit visas.
But last March, with the help
of Gorbachev's policy of glasnost,
Lepp's renewed efforts were successful.
Lepp, who has lived 41 years
in Vancouver, is angry with the
policies of Moscow—parading the
notion of glasnost to the world,
yet not giving its people the
means to take advantage.
"It is a roundabout way of
restricting people from leaving
the country," says Lepp. "The
whole country (Estonia) is upset."
Restrictions like these fuel
Estonia's desire for independence.
"But communists do not look
favorably on this. Estonia has the
highest standard of living in Russia. Every Russian wants to come
to Estonia," he says.
"Itis my homeland. I'd like to
see my countrymen become free,
just as free as I am here."
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effects of a $3 million dollar forest
regeneration program set for
Stanley Park.
Committee director Joe Foy
said MacMillan Bloedel will be
getting a "substantial amount of
propaganda" out of the project,
and with the camera crew, the
WCWC hopes to counteract some
of that benefit.
Macmillan Bloedel has already used Stanley Park as a setting for one of its "Forest Forever"
television commercials.
Foy"s comments came after
the Vancouver Parks Board ignored a 1,400 signature petition
last week asking officials to reconsider its June decision to go
ahead with the project.
The   petition   asked   for   a
"wholistic" approach to forest regeneration in which the 5,000 deciduous trees slated to be replaced with 28,000 conifers would
instead be left alone.
Meanwhile, the Vancouver
Greens have launched an on-
campus poster campaign urging
students to come out to Parks
Board meetings in support of letting the deciduous trees stand.
Parks Board chairman Malcolm Ashford could not be
reached by phone.
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Getaway guarantees laughs
by Clare Linthwaite
comedy set in a Bed and
Breakfast on Vancouver Island.
The proprietor, a cheerful, philosophical old man named Hector,
is both counsellor and peacemaker to his guests, occasionally also acting as narrator to
his audience.
Harbour House
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He is assisted by an unhappy woman named Peggy who
has a knack for making hilariously inappropriate remarks.
Suzanne Ristic's performance of
this psychotic character is
reason alone to see the production.
Four guests arrive for a
weekend—all from Vancouver.
Tony is an economist—uptight,
annoyed by such trivialities as
the prospect of a shared bathroom and not receiving "those
little things of butter" with his
bread at dinner. We are told he
is also a poet, but we see little
evidence of this dimension of his
personality. Instead he appears
money-hungry and sexually-
Tony's wife, Jean is a sheltered, upper-middle class
woman in her fifth month of
pregnancy. Soon after arriving
at the B&B she commands her
husband to "make her fall in
love with him all over again."
Jean's unrealistic expectations
of her husband's romantic
abilities inject humour into an
ail-too familiar situation.
Staying in the next room are
Kathleen and her daughter
Mona—Kathleen is hoping that
the weekend getaway will
blossom into a friendship with
her caustic daughter. Mona is
hoping the weekend get-away
will soon be over. Mona is hot
for the economist, but Kathleen's residue of hippie values
are rubbed the wrong way by
his blatant capitalism, adding
tension and complexity to the
The set design, with its
slightly skewed sloping floors
and ceilings, emphasizes both
the unconventionalities of
Hector's operation and the
difficulties the characters have
in relating to one another. It
also prompted the remark from
a man sitting behind me: "LSD
has certainly affected set design
in the last thirty years."
There is only one disappointment in the production. During
the last scene a climactic event
occurs. However, it is so sudden
and late in the play that its implications cannot be fully
explored. Nevertheless, Harbour
House successfully finds
humour and poignancy in the
new social realities of our
time—yuppies and single
parents. And I have to say that
it is one of the funniest plays I
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All the right stuff
by Jonathan Smith
The few who come know why
they come, and to them, the number of spectators does not affect
the athletic experience. It is the
human spirit that even one individual can illuminate which becomes the occasion. That is the
essence of sport.
In the case of campus sports,
often only friends or relations of
players show up to watch the performance, to share in or identify
with each player's triumphs or
defeats. But they know the worth
ofthe flickering athletic candle in
Canada, and cherish it.
Over this past weekend, a
different experience was carried
into War Memorial gymnasium
from halfway around the world by
a group of individuals from a tiny
Baltic State known as Estonia.
They entered and stood on the
floor, feeling like strangers. They
stared at the surroundings—
lights, walls, floor. A quick bounce
of the ball from the hands to feel
the floor. They knew this place.
The volleyball court is still the
same no matter where you are in
the world.
In the bleachers, there is a
loose atmosphere. Approximately
sixty or so local Estonians came to
experience an athletic flame
brought from their homeland.
Even rarer still, to hear their national anthem—for despite being
under Soviet rule, the team was
allowed to carry the Estonian flag
onto the Canadian court.
For UBC students, it provided
an avenue to explore this foreign
flame and distance themselves
from politics for the sake of human
On Sunday, it was down to
two teams.
The University of Manitoba,
who defeated UBC to meet the
Estonian national men's volleyball team in the UBC Thunderball
Tournament finals, faced an opportunity to interact with a powerful foreign style of athletic play.
The pre-game warm up
teemed   with   anticipation.   The
Ain Pork
Manitoban player
faced an opposition
with national and international experience, whose play had
evolved from a different socio-cultural
background. Mystery
would place the motor
drive on high and accelerate the adrenaline.
The Estonians
might have been
startled by the rap
funk music from the
speakers which vibrated the floor, but
they still practiced
with ease, cracking a
few jokes at times
with other teammates. But ifyou were
their opposition and
saw how they directed
spikes with power
and finesse, you knew
they came to play.
The Manitobans
also had some 'stuff to
exhibit. They dove onto the floor
trying to perfect the all fantastic
and important game-saving dive.
It was this talent that defeated
UBC 3 games to 1 on Saturday.
They practiced spiking the air,
anticipating game situations, creating new ways of acting and reacting. The floor was energized by
thoughts and emotional overflow.
Both teams had the desire to
display their art. The game would
call for quickness, agility, power,
and placement—and the ability to
The early part of the first
match proved to be tough for
Manitoba—the inner force of each
player could be seen struggling for
control and desperately trying to
psyche out the opposition. The
score quickly became 6-2 for Estonia as they executed their tic-tac-
toe set-ups and concise timing at
an unprepared defense.
Atime-out calmed Manitoban
nerves, and they managed to close
in to 8-7. The momentum, however, would not last. The Estoni-
ans used threatening sets to the
back row for unpredictable
spikes—and did it well—winning
In the second game, three
Estonian players aligned themselves vertically on the court
boundary opposite the server,
leaving the center area exposed as
bait. Unfortunately for Manitoba
they fell for it. The Estonians took
game two, 15-6.
Manitoba flirted with their
defensive, diving virtuosity in
game three, giving Estonia moments of surprise, but the Estonians carried too many tricks up
their sleeves—including the disappearing volleyball—to overcome Manitoba 15-8.
Names like Vardo Tikas (15
kills), Parri Kruuda (a defensive
spectacle), and Ain Pork (MVP)
were spiritually engraved into the
UBC gymnasium floor.
UBC finished the tournament
in third place good for the bronze
UBC takes silver for run on icy course
by Teresa Rind
Both the UBC men's and
women's cross-country teams finished second on Saturday at the
Canada West conference championships in Lethbridge, Alberta,
with victories claimed by the Universities of Manitoba and Victoria,
Mother Nature spiced up the
course with two inches of snow and
near-freezing temperatures. With
the sun shining, the rolling five
kilometre circuit was slippery
(even with spiked footwear), making runners work much harder
than usual.
The women's race started out
at an easy pace with a large pack at
the front until about one kilometre
along, when two Vikes and a
Manitoba runner broke away,
opening up a formidable gap in
front ofthe rest ofthe field.
Commonwealth team member Robyn Meagher won the five
kilometre race easily in 17:30,
leading a one-two-three UVic
sweep. First UBC finisher Teresa
Rind (5th) battled for fourth place
with the third Vike Sharon
DeGoede for most of the race but
was outkicked over the final 100m
at which point DeGoede also
caught a fast-fading Manitoba
runner to finish third.
UBC's other scoring members
were Meghan O'Brian (8th),
Frederique Schmidt (9th), Susan
Chalmers (12th), and Lisa Parish
(13th), for a total of 47 points and
second place to UVic's 27 points.
In the men's 10km race UBC's
Larry Nightingale and three
Manitoba Bisons got off to a fast
start. By the halfway mark Bison
Chris Weber led by 10 seconds,
and the remaining pack of three
broke up near seven kilometres,
leaving Nightingale to finish
Teammates Brian Klassen
(6th), Al Klassen (9th), Tom Bessai (10th) and Wayne Phipps
(15th) made up the rest of the
counting members, with 43 points
for a strong second place finish
over UVic. Manitoba—also last
year's Canada West champions—
was first with 19 points, led by
Weber in 31:07.
Though the UBC teams were
somewhat unhappy with their
second place finishes—UBC
women won the Canada West title
last year, and have consistently
beaten UVic this season—they
will have a chance to make
amends when UBC hosts the
CIAU championships on November 4th.
The races get under way from
UBC's Osborne fields with the
women starting at 1:30p.m. and
the men following at 2:00p.m.
Buchanan classic for B-ball blast
The 16th Buchanan Classic will take place this weekend at the Simon Fraser auditorium between the two
Lower Mainland universities.
The action begins at 6:00
p.m. when the Thunderbird
women tangle with the SFU
women for the inaugural
Barb Rae Cup.
The men's tip-off starts at
7:30 p.m. and "will be part
three ofthe triple crown," ac
cording to sports information
coordinator Don Wells.
"SFU won the Shrum
bowl, UBC the Diachem bowl
and this will be the rubber
match," said Wells.
The overall record in the
Classic since its inception in
1967 is 9-5 in SFU's favour.
The series was not held between 1971-72 and 1979-80
and in some years, such as
1982, it was a best two out of
three series.
October 31, 1989 5PORI5
T-Birds Lynch Dinos
UBC defense takes down Dino.
Soccer-Birds soar
by Martin Chester
The UBC men's soccer team
all but wrapped up the Canada
West championship with a tie in
Victoria on Saturday.
UBC stayed three points
ahead ofthe University of Victoria
Vikings in the Canada West division by playing to an exciting 1-1
tie with the Vikings in front of 500
enthralled Victoria fans.
With the tie, the T-birds only
need one of four possible points
before the regular season ends
next weekend to clinch the Canada West title and a place in the
national championships to be held
in Vancouver on November 10-12.
The T-birds should not have
trouble getting that final point in
next weekend's home games
against the Universities of Calgary and Lethbridge.
"Calgary is the kind of team
that can come up and beat you,"
but Lethbridge is "not all that
strong," said UBC head coach Dick
In last weekend's match in
Victoria, Victoria needed a victory
to stay in the race for the Canada
West title, while a victory for UBC
would have clinched the title for
As a result the game was far
more exciting than the tentatively
played 1-0 UBC win in Vancouver
earlier in the season.
The teams played a lively end-
to-end   match   which   was   still
scoreless at the end of the first
half. Striker Rob Reed opened the
scoring for UBC after he took a
long pass from defender Tom Kim,
outran a Viking defender, and
tucked the ball under the Victoria
goalkeeper, Scott McLelland,
about 15 minutes into the second
Victoria tied the game four
minutes later after a header off a
long cross beat Robert Zambrano
in the UBC net.
"Both teams sort of went for
it," Mosher explained.
Mosher praised the solid play
of defender Tom Kim who played
exceptionally on defence and set
up UBC's lone goal.
The entire midfield, and particularly Collin Pettingale, who
playedhis best game ofthe season,
and Steve Burns, played remarkably well. They pressured the Victoria team and stopped them from
building up any attack from the
back. Pettingale narrowly missed
a goal which would have given the
T-birds the victory in the last few
The T-birds hope to enter
post-season play undefeated.
They have a record of 7-0-1 in
Canada West play, and an overall
record of 11-0-4 including exhibition games.
They take on the Universities
of Calgary and Lethbridge on
November 3 and 4 at 4p.m. and
2p.m. respectively.
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Knocking off a second nationally ranked opponent in a row, the
underdog UBC Thunderbird football team defeated the defending
Vanier Cup champion University
of Calgary Dinosaurs 34-24 at
Thunderbird Stadium on Saturday.
With Halloween coming up,
it was appropriate that the T-
Bird offense chose to display an
array of aerial fireworks coming
from the right arm of quarterback
Doug Lynch.
Lynch had a phenomenal
day, completing 21 of 35 pass
attempts for 399 yards and four
touchdowns. He also averaged
33.5 yards on six punts, statistics
that earned him Canada West
player-of-the-week honours.
Lynch spread the ball around
evenly with three receivers pulling in four or more passes. Third-
year wide out Jason Walley led all
receivers with seven catches for
144 yards and one touchdown.
Wide receiver Craig Keller
had another great day as he
hauled in four of Lynch's tosses
for 143 yards and one touchdown.
Tight end Tom Vlasic had one of
his best games of the year, pulling in six passes for 72 yards and
two touchdowns.
The T-Bird offense was firing
on all cylinders as running back
Jim Stewart ate up 125 yards on
27 carries and another UBC
touchdown. Stewart's performance pushes his season total to
1183 yards along the ground.
The biggest improvement in
the T-Birds' game duringthe past
two weeks has been the play of
the defensive unit. Although the
Dinosaurs were able to accumulate 482 yards in total offense, the
UBC defense refused to break.
"A lot of the problems we've
been having this year is because
of a new defense put in by (defensive) coach (Adam) Rita," fourth-
year linebacker Doug Shorman
said. "We were not doing the
things needed to make it work.
Now we are executing properly."
"We're not playing over our
heads, we're just playing smart
football," Shorman said.
UBC head coach Frank
Smith said he was pleased with
the improvement in his team over
the course ofthe season, i improve
ment that was evident in Saturday's game.
"We did a lot better tackling
job on them than earlier in the
season (a 57-35 loss at Calgary),"
Smith said. "This reflects a
change in attitude."
"We kept the ball away from
them. We controlled the ball with
long drives, and the best way to
stop them is to keep their offense
off the field," he said.
The win secures the second
and final playoff spot in the Canada West conference for the T-
Birds, eliminating the Dinosaurs
from further play this year.
The T-Birds finish the year
with a 5-3-0 conference record,
tied with the University of Alberta. UBC is awarded second
place because of their two wins
over the Golden Bears.
The T-Birds must now travel
to Saskatoon to take on the veteran laden University of Saskatchewan Huskies. The Huskies
finished first in the conference
with a 6-2-0 record, including a
pair of convincing wins over the
T-Birds. The game will be televised on TSN at 12:00p.m. on
November 4.
Bears, referee gang up on Ice-Birds
by Michael Booth
Despite playing well enough
to win, the UBC Thunderbird
hockey team had to settle for a 2-2
tie and a 4-3 loss in a pair of weekend games with the University of
Alberta Golden Bears.
After battling for a tie in Friday's game, the T-birds came out
flying Saturday.
T-birds Grant Delcourt and
Rob Whiton connected for back-to-
back power play goals in the first
period to give the T-birds a commanding 2-0 lead.
Then referee Jim Fisher took
Fisher struck the T-birds with
bad call after bad call. Although
several of his penalty calls were
questionable at best, none was as
ludicrous as when he sent Scott
Frizell to the box for being on the
receiving end of an Alberta check.
Alberta scored on the ensuing
power play and was suddenly back
in the game.
Al Terasuk evened the score
with a quick shot from the face-off
circle that beat UBC goalie Ray
Woodley cleanly and, the teams
ended the second with the score
knotted at two.
In the third, the 'Birds regained the lead on the power play
when Mike Ikeda deflected a Rich
Dusevic centering pass past John
Krill in the Alberta goal.
The T-birds joy was short
lived however as just moments
later Woodley misplayed a long
shot and Rob Glasgow fired in the
tying goal.
With less than four minutes
showing on the clock, defenseman
Gord Thibodeau fired a long shot
that somehow dribbled through
Woodley's pads for the winning
"The boys worked hard and
deserved a victory," UBC head
coach Terry O'Malley said.
Although not pleased with the
outcome of the game, O'Malley
singled out the play of Woodley as
a key factor in keeping the 'Birds
in contention. Woodley turned
aside 39 shots as the "Birds were
outshot 43-32.
UBC's record drops to 1-5-1
while Alberta remains undefeated
at 5-0-1.
After travelling to Winnipeg
to play the University of Manitoba
next weekend, the T-birds return
home to take on the University of
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October 31,1989
THE UBYSSEY/9 Philosophical
Rigor Mortis
To most people outside ofthe province, the B.C.
Social Credit party is a little bewildering. A political
non-entity in the rest of Canada, the Socreds somehow have managed to keep a grip on power here for
fifteen years, even though nobody will publicly own
up to voting for them.
Who are the elusive and misguided voters who
keep the Socreds in office?
Last weekend, the curious had a rare opportunity
to meet honest to goodness party faithful. Like elephant seals jamming a beach for their annual breeding season, party hacks from across B.C. poured into
the Pan Pacific Hotel to cook up party policy and to
elect each other to positions of power.
Anyone with $40 to burn and a good ethnic joke or
two could have hob-nobbed with Bill Vander Zalm
and the gang if the urge had grabbed them. For those
who can afford it, a contribution to the party of $1000
or more is the going price for the leader's ear at the
We'd gladly pay twice that for his head.
Then again maybe we should leave him where he
no silly thought. Even the lunatic right, com-
posed of bible bashing born-again fundamentalist
Christians and hard-line McCarthyists, does not deserve him.
As party psephologists ponder the prospect of
being punted from power when the populace is next
put to the polls, you could almost understand why
they might want to kick back and unwind over a few
good racial slurs. How's about a Dutch joke or two?
Anybody got any?
The philosophical rigor mortis of upholding an
antiquated constitutional reference to Christianity
as the sole religion of a political party reeks of prejudice, if not cowardice in not standing up to those who
seek to maintain such injustice.
Why not have a Moslem fundamentalist party
along the lines ofthe late Ayatollah's ideas?
To try to cram a bible down the throats of women
by proffering the premier's dim-witted dogma as a
serious solution to a complex issue such as abortion is
not only puerile and facile but also discriminatory to
the extreme.
By allowing his headful of religious rot to colour
hi s political decisions the Zalm is offering to ruminate
on our behalf and, in so doing, he excludes a great
many equally viable views from the political process.
That a bunch of zealots who use parochialism as
a guiding principle in formulating government policy
should also use a dash of intolerance to add spice to
their humour is hardly surprising; the genuinely
mind boggling fact is that these intransigent fanatics
are actually forming our government.
October 31, 1989
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Having put the Halloween issue to bed, staffers crawled away to find appropriate costumes and disguises (for those who needed them) in which to haunt the remaining hours
of Samhein. Mark Perrealt donned his fangs and cape to satisfy his desire lor blood.
Ronald MacDonald was identified as Steve Conrad, while Michael Booth tried to pass
himself off as Spock but was mistaken for the finance minister. Olivia Zanger and John
Hudson were too preoccupied to bother with Halloween, but that didn't discourage May
Wong, Ernie Stelzer, and Elfie Row from being Moe, Curly, and Larry for a day. Dan
Andrews borrowed a friend's leather and chains, which, while entirely out of character,
seemed to suit him in a pecuiliar way, thought Steve Chan who was pulling on his leider-
hosen with the help of Clare Linthwaite, the middle-weight champion of mud wrestling
(having just defeated Martin Chester, Mark Nielsen, and Nadene Rehnby in a no-holds-
barred benifit for UNICEF). Rick Hiebert decided the mud on his referee uniform was in
poor taste, while Yuki Kurahashi elaborated on the health hazards of body paint as a
costume in itself. Chung Wong was trying to convince Franka Cordua-von-Specht that
she and Paul Dayson would be convincing as Thatcher and Mulroney, but Kieth Leung
scoffed as he felt most people would pass for party-goers without benefit of costume. Rebecca Bishop lamented that she had to attend her 8:30 class, while Ted Aussem and
Joanne Neteonptotted to mug as many HaHoween-candy-nabbers as they could possbly
find. They promised Teresa Rindthey would meet up with her later with their spoils, while
Joe Altwasser, still undecided between costumes, ran wee wee wee all the way home...
Joe Attwasser • Franka Cordua-von Specht
Keith Leung • Nadene Rehnby • Chung Wong
SEMESTER 4haf >bUlU_ClW "fc DttW
Take that
Leonardo, I see you
wasting ink again (The
Ubyssey, Oct. 20)! Itis quite
clear that you enjoy personal
attacks against other members of Student's Council.
You also enjoy quoting from
the AMS Constituition's
Codes and Bylaws, I guess
this makes you sound important if nothing else.
Well, Mr. Important,
you misquoted the code. You
led everyone to believe that
quorum is ten per cent ofthe
voting poulation, when in
fact it is "the number of votes
cast supporting the referendum is equal to or greater
than the ten (10) per cent of
the active members of the
Society who are Day Members at the Point Grey Campus ofthe University."
You also think for some
reason that Code and Bylaws Committee has some
divine authority to interpret
the Code. After reading the
Code, I found that Code and
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Please bring them, with identification, to SUB 241k. Letters must include name, faculty, and signature.
Bylaws Committee is not
given the authority of interpretation. I would assume
that interpretation should
be left up to Student's Court.
I am sick and tired of
people like you and a number of others from Council
who have nothing better to
do than to spout off rhetoric
and character assasination.
But I assume an important
fellow like you must always
be correct.
It is no wonder the general population think that
Student's Council is a waste
of time when we have members like you who hold up
the business ofthe Society.
David Hill
Engineering AMS rep
Our water is
groovy, writes
The opinion published
under the guise of an "analysis" and the conclusion indicated by its title (GVRD
Wrecks Our Water, October
6, 1989) requires rebuttal.
The water from the Greater
Vancouver municipal catchments is of high quality and
has not been "wrecked" by
forest management. The
article infers that mass
wasting is much more sinister than a landslide, but
mass wasting is simply
downslope movement of soil
and organic matter, i.e., a
landslide. Landslides occur
naturally on the Vancouver
watersheds as they do on
steep land anywhere. That
is not to say that landslides
may not be induced by disturbance such as road building and logging. A recently-
completed survey identified
188 mass wasting occurrences in the Capilano watershed since 1970. However, 97% of these (182)
began in the uncut forest
and only 3% (6) began in the
clearcuts. In the 25 years
since logging began in 1964
only 4.4% of the
Capilano watershed has been
logged and all of
this    has    been
planted. At this rate of cutting only 13% of the forest
will be cut by 2064, at which
time the area cut in 1964
will contain a stand of 100-
year old trees.
By no stretch of the
imagination can it be said
that massive clearcuts are
being created in the past
five years has been 8.2 hectares (about 275 meters by
300 meters). When harvesting began in the sixties the
objective was not to "kill a
few  bugs",   as  the   article
stated, but to prevent the
spread of the insect attack.
Harvesting has  continued
since   then   to   maintain
healthy forests.  Harvest is
part of good forest management on which good watershed management depends.
D.L. Golding
Associate Professor
Department of Forest
Month of the child
"The greatest challenge of adulthood
seems to be the maintenance of your
When I look at the sky at night,
and see stars glimmering in their distinctiveness, I
am   reminded  $""'?*"       "
of a spirit compelling me to
write down its
It crystallized into a work revolving around a child, starving, looking
toward the sky while the pangs of hunger literally ate away at the child's insides. But this glimmer of hope could
be seen reflected in a pair of eyes, as
the child looked to the night sky and
admired its beauty, the only beauty
this child has ever known.
It occurred to me that children
can admire beauty and see it through
ugliness—an ability lacking in the
average adult. It seems almost too
unjustif ed that all children in the
world must endure the pain and suffering created by adults.
Look at us now. As adults, we
seem to have
lost    touch
J   with the ide-
„'$»'*    "      *~ a's an<^  un"
%'' \ / J % derstanding
>'.:"L..".«.— '..,"  .. ~~   we grew up
with, and in some moments, lost respect for them—they were choices we
made some time after facing some of
life's great challenges.
It is an amazing thought to look
back at the time when we shared the
same streets, fields and playgrounds,
and then to look back at today.
Chung Wong
Ubyssey staff
Make some
around the world.
Have Your Coins Ready
On Halloween
October 31,1989 COME   ON  KIPS  GET CLOSE
visits and
tion    clinics.
Students help refugees
Did you know that as a fee-paying student of UBC you help
sponsor two refugee students' first year in Canada? Fifty cents of
your AMS fee goes into the Refugee Fund which supports these
students, accepted as landed immigrants under a special agreement
between World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and Employment and Immigration Canada. Refugee student sponsorship is one
of many WUSC activities on campus. This past summer I was
fortunate enough to have been one of thirty Canadian university
students participating in the WUSC International Summer Seminar.
These seminars have been an annual event since 1948 when the
first group travelled to post-war Germany. The aim ofthe seminars
is to expose interested students to issues and problems of development.
Our group of thirty gathered in Ottawa on June 22 to meet and
orient ourselves for the seminar in the leeward and windward Caribbean. By 9:00 AM June 24 we were flying over Manhattan on route
to Barbados for five weeks of research and travel. Once in Barbados
we splitinto three groups often. My group, researching agriculture
and health issues was to study Barbados, Antigua and St. Vincent
and the Grenadines with a brief stay in Martinique.
The intensity and enjoyment of the experience was heightened
by the research focus. Travelling under the auspices of WUSC allowed access to people and information which would not be possible
for the casual traveller. In my research I was able to tour Psychiatric facilities, interview Chief Medical Officers, Ministry of Health
officials and ac-
nurses on home
health informa-
During my visits I got a glimpse ofthe Caribbean peoples lifestyles
and some ofthe problems they face.
Caribbean societies are facingrapid change as their agricultural
economic base weakens and tourism and industry become bigger
forces. The young people find their traditional values challenged by
the increasing presence of North American ideals, seen in 24 hour
cable television and tourist visitors, as well as returning migrant
workers with tales ofthe land of riches and opportunity. Their increasing desire for material wealth is frustrated by a lack of opportunity, educational or financial.
The Islands share many common features such as their history
of settlement and development, yet each is very unique. This uniqueness is demonstrated by the differences between Antigua, a coral-
reef based island, relatively flat and well settled with a tourist based
economy and near full employment, and St. Vincent, a volcanic based
island densely tropical with a primarily agricultural economy, very
high unemployment (70% of under 25 year olds.) and a pattern of
coastal settlement.
Both of these Caribbean Islands have only recently attained independence from Britain. One common complaint I heard regarded
a lack of professional management. Health care workers claim many
problems arise out of poor planning and the lack of trained managerial staff. British bureaucratic structure remains in place, where the
assumption that all workers are stupi d and lazy, so all decisions come
down from the top. These structures are clumsy and wasteful and are
now being addressed. One program, the St. Vincent and Grenadines
Administrative Reform Program (S VGARP) is looking at restructuring the Health Ministry, providing chains of command and job descriptions which will aid cooperation between doctors, nurses, and
Health Information services and provide a faster decision making
process. It was interesting to find development issues relating to
technical aspects of administration. This is just one example of how
this experience broadened my understanding ofthe issues.
We can feel a certain kinship with the Caribbean Islands in
many ways. Social programs are under attack in St. Vincent as the
country goes through a period of "structural readjustment", meaning
that the services which do not generate money, but are a drain on the
government are being abandoned. It would be pure speculation to
draw any inferences to the influence of American politics.
The next WUSC seminar (summer 1990) is in Morocco and will
be conducted in French. This is an opportunity which should not be
passed by. Randy Green
And verily, Mike
Lee said unto the
students of UBC ...
So you have a problem with
the AMS? We want to hear it.
This year we have seen a lot
more scrutiny of the AMS students' Government. Students participating on the Executive,
Counil, Court, Ombudsoffice, "The
Ubyssey" and Citr, have brought a
critical and open perspective on
the operations of the AMS. As a
result some of the flaws in the
AMS have been revealed.
The AMS Students' Council is
currently undergoing a comprehensive review ofthe student society. To facilitate this process, two
new committees, open to all students, have been formed.
The AMS Presidential Planning Body is working on ways to
correct some of the problems we
have encountered this year. This
body will propose needed changes
in the priorities, programs and
organizational structure of the
AMS. The next three meetings are
November 1st, 15th, and 29th at
6:30pm in SUB 260.
The AMS Communications
Body will be looking for ways to
better communicate with studen-
tes. We will make further improvements beyond the newinitia-
tives that we tried this year: mail-
outs, student surveys, and pamphlets. Proposals include open
student forums and more outreach
programs like the AMS First Year
Student Program. Meetings are
held on Tuesday evenings at
5:30pm in SUB 260.
Apart from attending the
meetings of these two student
committees, other ways to voice
your concerns include: The AMS
Ombudsoffice and Suggestion
Box, at AMS Students' Council
meetings, or directly to your AMS
Executive and Students' Council
Representatives (SUB 236).
While you can find me most
early afternoons and evenings in
my office (SUB 256), on Wednesdays and Thrusdays, after 11:30
am, you can nail me on the SUB
Concourse. I'll take any complaint
or suggestion you want to throw at
Mike Lee
AMS President
Hicks replies
The lengthy SRC letter in last
Friday's issue of The Ubyssey
presented some of the concerns
about this year's referendum, but
fails to properly examine them.
The author discusses the SRC
quorum and criticizes this newspaper's coverage of the referendum. I do not agree with his
understanding of the issues, nor
do I agree with the complaints
lodged against this paper.
The beginning of the letter
suggests that campaign registrants were in some official way
involved in determining the quorum figure. Only the Elections
Committee can accept a quorum
figure. As campaign registrants
cannot be members of the Elections Committee, this statement is
groundless. As for Tim Bird and
myself, we could not and were not
involved in the decision-making
process at the Committee as the
author implies.
As the author of last Friday's
letter is a proponent for the "no"
side, "a biased and interested
party", is it not hypocritical ofthe
author to suggest that he should
be involved in "interpreting" the
very Bylaw which affects quorum,
and therefore the final result of
the referendum? Perhaps the
author would be wise to consider
his own actions before misrepresenting those of others.
Another issue raised is that of
the definition of a member ofthe
"Point Grey Campus". The author
suggests that this statement is
somehow vague and ambiguous,
but is it? Does it not seem logical
that students who register at the
Point Grey Campus, who use the
Financial Aid, Counselling, and
Employment offices at the Point
Grey Campus, and who make use
of curriculum labs, libraries and
other basic resources at the Point
Grey Campus are indeed members
ofthe Point Grey Campus?
The question in many people's
minds is: "Why is the 'Point Grey
Campus' qualification part of the
quorum Bylaw?" The statement is
included to ensure that at some
point when UBC develops branch
colleges and institutions in other
parts of the Province that only
Point Grey Campus members may
vote on issues which directly affect
this specific campus. It was not
intended to exclude students on
practicum, or other studies which
take students off campus, such as
some Education and Medicine
students experience during their
The authors last complaint is
that ofthe lack or poor coverage of
the referendum in The Ubyssey. I
disagree with his observations.
There have been numerous articles, letters and editorials on the
multitude of issues surrounding
the SRC referendum. Although I
have not agreed with all that the
paper has stated, I do recognize
the efforts to provide students
with information.
In conclusion, I hope that the
many problems can be resolved
soon so that our efforts can be
directed to other issues such as
UBC REC, disabled accessibility
and campus development.
Andrew Hicks
Director of Administration
Smoking sucks
Cigarette smoke on campus is
annoying. It is unpleasant and
Cigarette smoke is unpleasant to many non-smokers. When
people smoke these white tubelike things, they are creating irritating odors that filter through the
air. Unfortunately, non-smokers
do not have a choice in what they
breathe. It is easy to tell a person
that he can not smoke cigarettes in
ones' home or car and get compliance but it is much more complicated to tell someone that he
should not smoke in the Pit Pub or
in the restaurants. Thus, a non-
smoker must suffer with the
smoke circulating in the air.
Health is another reason why
cigarette smoke is a nuisance.
Research indicates that second-
had smoke is linked to cancer. Itis
not fair for non-smokers to risk an
ill-sided effect created by the
smoke of a cigarette.
S. Wong
How many trees
were cut down for
these postcards?
Lifeforce is delivering 361
more postcards from concerned
people protesting UBC's inhumane, scientifically fallacious
blinding of kittens and cats at the
Vancouver General Hospital's
"Eye Care" Centre. Hundreds of
postcards have been mailed to you
from individuals throughout
North America and 7,369 postcards have been hand delivered to
your office by Lifeforce.
Even though opposition to
UBC's despicable research practices is growing, you are continuing to ignore the public outcry. You
should listen to your heart and
stop the blinding of animals; you
should listen to reason and stop
the scientific fraud!
Peter Hamilton
Hampton Place - a
public meeting
In the publication "A Legacy
for UBC", Mark Betteridge declares: "We want to keep our
neighbors, the University community and the public informed of our
plans and to seek their input."
How many students know what
he's talking about?
The Hampton Place development at 16th and Wesbrook, supposedly a "sensitive interface"
with Pacific Spirit Park and the
campus, was begun by clear-cutting 28 acres of forest on Labour
Day weekend. Advertised as "a
new supply of much needed housing", the development has been
designed for high-income investors - have you got half a million
dollars? Faculty and staff won't be
able to afford the luxury
townhomes either, so the 1600
residents at Hampton Place will
drive to work, adding to Vancouver's serious traffic congestion and
air pollution problems. Besides a
fountain, circular gardens, and a
central pool (no, not for swimming
in, the UBC Real Estate Corporation in charge of the development
is providing no community infrastructure), highrises three times
taller than the Park's trees form
part of the "environmentally-sensitive (sic) design" and are "sensitively integrated with the adjacent open woodland area." How?
The rationalization for this
inappropriate development occurring on Musqueam Lund is funding for capital projects. Who will
benefit? If capable students cannot afford the high costs of housing
and tuition, what is UBC's purpose?
Mark Betteridge, president of
UBCREC, claims that the corporation seeks our imput, yet he re-
fusestoholdapublicmeeting. The
AMS is assuming this responsibility: there will be a public meeting
involving the West Point Grey
Resident's Association, the VEL
Tenant's Association, and those
concerned from the campus community, held Tuesday, November
7th in SUB Auditorium at 7 PM.
Come out to learn more about the
development and voice yoar concerns. Can we afford to be apathetic?
Ellen Pond
"Only Capone kills like
-Gangster George "Bugs"
Moran on the St. Valentines Day Massacre.
"The only man who kills
like that is Bugs Moran."
-Al Capone on the St.
Valentines Day Massacre.
"Nobody shot me."
-Last words of Frank
Gusenberg when asked
by police who shot him
fourteen times with a
machine gun in the St.
Valentines Day Massacre.
Help us get the facts
Room 241K, SUB.
The Ubyssey.
October 31,1989
Excellence runs
in the family
by Michael Booth
On the grid iron he is a study in determination. When he carries the ball, he
twists, squirms, lunges and fights for every
yard possible. After ripping off another sizable gain, he staggers back to the huddle,
helmet bobbing, as he admonishes himself
for being stopped short ofthe endzone.
On passing
downs, he routinely
handles blocking assignments of behemoths several inches
taller and more than
50 pounds heavier
than himself.
quiet and self-effacing. He routinely
credits his teammates for his success
and appears genuinely embarrassed
when it is suggested
that he is anything
more than a number
in a sea of numbered
jerseys. To hear him
tell it, anybody could
be rolling up the yardage he is; he is just in
the right place at the
right time.
He is Jim Stewart, and he is having the
best season of any Thunderbird running
back since Glen Steele's glory days at the
beginning ofthe 80's.
But there is a lot more to Stewart's
athletic accomplishments than just luck
and great teammates. He comes from a
family of outstanding athletes where sports
participation "just happens" and excelling
in those sports is the norm.
Stewart hails from Prince George, B.C.,
the fifth and youngest son of Gordon "Gogie"
Stewart. The athletic achievements of the
Stewart clan began with Gogie and have
been admirably continued by each of his
Gogie grew up in South Vancouver in
what he describes as "a very athletic neighbourhood." Sports were an integral part of
the community and the centre of that activity for Stewart was the Eagle Time Athletic
Club. Although Gogie participated in sports
of all types, it was in boxing, lacrosse and
soccer that he made his mark.
As a boxer, Gogie won
provincial Golden Gloves
titles in three different
weight classes during the
forties. This feat was made
possible by what Gogie
describes as his penchant
for "getting fatter every
As a boxer, Gogie won provincial
Golden Gloves titles in three different
weight classes during the forties. This feat
was made possible by what Gogie describes
as his penchant for "getting fatter every
In lacrosse, he helped the Vancouver
Burrard juniors win two national junior
championships. When he graduated to the
senior circuit, he played with the Vancouver
Burrard team that won the Mann Cup in
1949 and won it again with the Nanaimo
Timbermen in 1956, as well as playing on
several teams that finished second.
But it was as a soccer player that Gogie
really excelled. He played on three national
championship teams and was a member of
Canada's first ever World Cup team. He
also played for two seasons in the early
fifties as a professional with Everton of
England's fabled first division.
Between 1947 and 1965 he represented
British Columbia against every touring
team to visit the province, including outstanding performances against Newcastle
UBC running back Jim Stewart.
United and the British All-Stars.
Gogie Stewart was rewarded for his
efforts by being selected to the B.C. Sports
Hall of Fame in 1988.
The end of his playing days did not
mean an end to his involvement with sports
in this province.
After moving to Prince George, Gogie
was instrumental in
organizing a senior
lacrosse circuit in the
Northern interior of
the province. His efforts bore fruit in the
late sixties when a
Prince George team
won the national
senior "B" title.
All five of his
sons were active in
sports, with two,
Gogie jr. and Bradley, eventually
playing soccer and
hockey for Cariboo
Ross Stewart
played soccer while
attending Simon
Fraser University
and in 1979 he led
the Clansmen in
scoring. His brother
Kirk was active in hockey and basketball
but was content to ply his talents at the
recreational level.
Probably the best all around athlete of
the lot though is UBC's Jim. According to
Gogie, "Baby Jim' had to be tough because
"he-had to take on his four brothers and his
Jim is a natural athlete, and starred at
basketball, football, hockey and soccer
while growing up in Prince George.
Standing five feet seven inches and
weighing in at 175 pounds, it is hard to
picture him as a basketball player. Stewart
himself allows that he is too short for the
game, a belief that his father quickly dismisses.
"Jim has a vertical jump of over three
feet," Gogie said. "He
won a vertical jump
contest sponsored by
Toyota when he was
in high school."
Like his father
and three of his brothers, Jim was an outstanding soccer
player. He was chosen
to play for B.C.'s under 16 select team
when he was 15 and
was picked again a
year later to play on
the under 18 squad.
his experiences as a
part of these teams do
not bring on fond
"I didn't really
enjoy it," Stewart said, "I didn't arrive (in
Vancouver) until July and I was on my own
financially. I even had to find my own housing."
The subject of amateur sports funding
in the province is a hot topic with Gogie.
"The boys in the North don't get enough
of a chance to take part in B.C. select
"Gogie" Stewart during playing years.
teams," Gogie said. "Any   kid   with
talent needs rich parents to send him away
like (Darcy) Rota did."
Gogie firmly believes that the province
is not doing an effective job of "tapping the
well of athletic talent in B.C."To back up his
statements, he cites the fact that in the mid
sixties, Ontario spent $150,000 on minor
lacrosse leagues. At
the same time, the
B.C. budget was a
paltry $10,000.
After soccer, Jim
turned his attention
to football, a sport
that is only played
until the midget level
in Prince George. His
backfield partner
there was another
outstanding athlete
from the Prince
George region, former Thunderbird
running back Matt
"In Prince
George, Matt was the
running back and I
was the fullback,"
Stewart said. "At the
end of last year it was
the   exact   opposite
and he was blocking for me."
Following high school, Stewart spent
two years studying sciences and physical
education at the College of New Caledonia
in Prince George.
When he came to UBC, he hadn't
planned on playing football. Pierce, however, knew how good an athlete he was and
mentioned his abilities to head coach Frank
"The boys in the North
don't get enough of a
chance to take part in B.C.
select teams," Gogie said.
"Any kid with talent needs
rich parents to send him
away like (Darcy) Rota
Stewart went out for the team and he
has improved steadily every year. He received inspiration that first year from former Thunderbird Glen Steele, a UBC assistant coach at the time.
"It was interesting for me, coming in
small and seeing him, knowing what he did
with a similar size," Stewart said.
Smith said that Stewart is a team
player who is very easy to coach. "He's
always trying to get better."
"He's the kind of guy that makes it a
pleasure to coach and work with kids,"
Smith said. "He's a good blocker for his size
and he always goes hard. He never lets up."
In his three years at UBC, Stewart
steadily worked his way through the ranks
until he became a starter for the final three
games of last season. In those three games
he gave the coaches a taste of what was to
come by rushing for 320 yards.
This season he picked up where he left
off and has accumulated over 1180 yards
along the ground as well as serving as the
Thunderbirds top kick-off return man. His
best game ofthe year was a 190 yard effort
in a losing cause against Simon Fraser in
the Shrum Bowl.
Stewart is currently in his fourth year
ofthe exercise physiology program here and
hopes to pursue a masters degree in the
field when his playing days are over.
Although much of his success can be
attributed to his strong family background,
he and his father are distinctly different in
g one respect: paying one's dues on the bench
i: until earning a starting spot.
5 "I could never stand not playing be-
5 cause I can't learn by sitting on the bench,"
^) he said. "Jim's more patient than me."
October 31,1989


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