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Array Pres slams engineers again
Vol. IX, No. 36        VANCOUVER, B.C., THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 1978 <?!^>48    228-2301
But pols, women say
concrete action needed
For the second consecutive year UBC administration president Doug
Kenny has condemned engineering students for "childish and infantile
actions and anti-feminist attitudes."
But Kenny's statement received angry criticism from student
politicians and the Alma Mater Society women's committee for being too
late and insufficient to deal with the problem.
The conflict occurred following Tuesday's annual Lady Godiva ride
which erupted into a scuffle between protesting students and engineers in
front of SUB.
—richard schreiner photo
PREPARING FOR CONFRONTATION with engineers and Lady Godiva ride are placard-waving members
and supporters of Aima Mater Society women's committee. Forty protesters scuffled with gears when they
attempted to mount steps at north end of SUB, forcing red-jackets to use another entrance.
Protestor Lome Rogers had his
picket sign torn up and complained
of being struck by unidentified
engineering students when the
more than 500 participating
engineers attempted to enter the
SUB cafeteria. Several picketers
were upset over being "roughed
up" and were bitter that the
engineers had resorted to violence.
Sheila Lidwill, spokeswoman for
the women's committee and a
picketer, said Tuesday she was
heartened by the support the
protest received.
"I think the protest has succeeded in bringing this issue of
sexism to the public attention," she
Lidwill was particularly pleased
with the applause the protesters
received from students in the SUB
The more than 40 picketers
demonstrated against the "sexist
and exploitative actions" of
Engineering Week.
Kenny criticized the engineers
for their immaturity and sexist
"The actions of this group of
students were totally lacking in
maturity and their anti-feminist
attitudes are antithetical to the
values for which a university
stands," Kenny said in a press
Residence rent to increase again in fall
UBC student residence rents will
be going up again this fall, housing
director Mike Davis said Wednesday.
"I expect that the residence
increase will be less than 10 per
cent (but) the rates have not been
firmed up yet," he said.
Davis said the new rates should
be set by Jan. 23 for presentation at
the February board of governors
Residence rates went up between
6.9 and 17.8 per cent in 1977-78 and
10.6 per cent in 1976-77.
Student board of governors
members Moe Sihota charged
Wednesday that residence rates
are going up again because of large
losses suffered last summer by
UBC's convention business.
And Sihota said UBC food service's prices were not lowered for
the academic year as is usually
done because of an $82,000 food
service deficit run up this summer.
"Students are going to have to
make up for the lack of convention
business during the summer," he
Sihota said residence rate increases from this year have gone
to offset the convention business
"Last year the residence rates
went up about 10 per cent to meet
inflated costs. Therefore you could
assume that the revenue would be
up this year about 10 per cent or
$180,000 but it's not. Revenue is
down $9,000."
"The reduction in convention
business was offset by the
residence increase, so we're in the
same revenue position as last year
and costs have gone up. So we're
running on a deficit again and
residence fees are going to have to
Sihota said in addition to the
convention business drop, part of
the food service deficit could be
blamed on poor management.
"Campus food services switched
from making it mandatory for
conventioneers to eat in SUB and
went to a cash sale basis instead,"
he said.
"Given a choice the convention
people,   just   like   anyone   else,
decided to bypass campus food
services and eat off campus."
See page 2: CONVENTION
"I have asked appropriate
university officials to meet with
the executive of the engineering
undergraduate society to express
as forcefully as possibly my own
deep disappointment and that of
other members of the university at
this deplorable immaturity."
Engineering undergraduate
society president Joe Uyesugi said
Wednesday he talked with administration vice-president Chuck
Connaghan about Engineering
Week Wednesday and the vandalism which has occurred.
Uyesugi said it is very difficult
for him to control the engineers in
these actions and that the EUS did
not sanction the break-in or other
Connaghan said, "Joe and I had
a very good discussion.
"I pointed out the concern the
president (administrative
president Doug Kenny) has about
the engineering activities.
Connaghan said there was no
discussion of disciplinary actions
against the engineers involved.
Kate Andrew, a women's
committee member, rebuked
Kenny for refusing to take any
action except through news
"Kenny's statement won't solve
any of the problems because they
have no influence on the people
committing vandalism and participating in the Lady Godiva
ride," she said.
"Obviously Kenny doesn't understand the severity of the
The women's committee will
also be giving a copy of the
engineers' newspaper, the Red
Rag, to a lawyer Friday. Charges
will be laid on the grounds of racist
Seepage 2: KENNY'S
SRA votes to censure engineers
for sexist actions of gear week
The student representative
assembly voted Wednesday to
censure the engineering undergraduate society for sexist
activities during engineering
The motion read "that the
student representative assembly
publicly censure the engineering
U of W reviews S.A. links
WINNIPEG (CUP) — The University of Winnipeg
is reconsidering its investments in big corporations
that have economic ties to oppressive regimes.
The university's board of regents unanimously
endorsed an investment policy Monday night which
calls for sale of stocks in corporations found to be
"socially injurious."
These could include Noranda Mines Ltd. which
has bolstered the military dictatorship in Chile with
$$400 million in investments and Canadian Pacific
and Alcan, both of which have investments in
apartheid South Africa.
But at UBC, investments will not likely be
reviewed by the board of governors, board member
George Hermanson said Wednesday.
"I guess the reason why is the understanding of
what it means to be a trustee and therefore they
cannot by law check on investments in that way,"
Hermanson said.
He said that although he thinks such a review
should be carried out, the majority of the board
members do not.
"Given an understanding of the trustees, my
hunch is that the majority would not (vote to
He said the responsibilities of trusteeship
prevents board members from making decisions
about investments, depending on which legal
opinion is involved. Hermanson said different
lawyers have different interpretations of
Investments are made on the advice of an investment committee which is made up of experts
from downtown companies and university
representatives, Hermanson said.
U of W investment in the corporations was first
questioned by the campus newspaper The Uniter
early this fall.
The new investment policy defines social injury
as the activities of a company "which violate, or
frustrate the enforcement of, rules of domestic or
international law intended to protect individuals
against deprivation of health, safety or basic
The investment policy deals mainly with the
endowment, scholarship and bursary funds of the
undergraduate society for their
overt display of sexism exhibited
by the Lady Godiva ride and the
Red Rag."
Student board member Moe
Sihota, speaking in favor of the
motion, said "basically most
people on this campus think this
Lady Godiva ride is outdated,
unpopular and childish.
"I don't mind you engineers
pulling off pranks but this (Godiva
ride and Red Rag) is pretty
"I wish you guys would grow
up," Sihota said. "People don't
take students seriously on
university governing bodies when
you act as childish as this."
Science senator Anne Katrichak
said, "I commend Moe for his
speech but I think I would like to
question his stand in view of the
four-letter word written on his
Sihota was wearing a T-shirt
with the phrase "Fuck the
The vote was 17 to nine in favor
of censuring the engineers with
forestry, agriculture and
engineering representatives voting
Arnold Hedstrom, Alma Mater
Society secretary-treasurer, said
censuring the engineers will not
accomplish anything.
He said that if someone is willing
to pay someone to ride nude on
horseback then someone will do it.
"It's a product of the system,"
he said.
The assembly also voted to
request an explanation as to how
vandals could break into the
women's office in SUB 130 without
being detected by the proctor
whose office is 20 feet away.
Sihota said vandalism and
break-ins of SUB offices have
become serious.
"In the past year offices have
been broken into five times," he
The offices broken into were
CITR, The Ubyssey and AMS
executive offices and the women's
In other business Sihota, during
the board of governors report, said
the rehabilitation medicine
department and the school of
nursing will be receiving more
money to upgrade their facilities.
Graduate studies senator John
Russell speculated the money for
the renovations comes from a
surplus in the university's
operating budget.
Russell also asked if the money
was part of $900,000 returned to the
administration because of the Anti-
Inflation Board's rollback of the
Association of University and
College Employees' wage increases. Page 2
Thursday, January 12, 1978
On sexist gears
Kenny's inaction rebuked
From page 1
and sexist content, if the lawyer
deems it appropriate.
Michael Shaw, vice-president of
academic development, told the
women's committee Monday that
the president's office will pay for
the damages caused by vandals in
an early morning raid on the
committee office in SUB 130.
Damage is estimated to be about
AMS director of services Dave
Jiles also voiced disappointment in
Kenny's statement and condemned
fhe administration for being
irresponsible by allowing an event
like the Godiva ride to take place.
"The administration allows this
confrontation to occur every year
and they must be ready to accept
the consequences," Jiles said.
"Kenny's statements do not
represent that any concrete action
will be taken to ensure that an
event like the Lady Godiva ride
will ever reoccur on campus."
Jiles plans to write to Kenny
protesting Kenny's lack of action in
preventing this kind of "sexist
Jiles said Kenny is probably
concerned about the situation, but
he called for more action on the
part of the administration.
"The university must make a
commitment to ensure that any
kind of violent confrontation will
not occur in the future," Jiles said.
losses paid
by students
From page 1
Sihota said food services has
always increased prices in the
summer for the convention
business and lowered them for the
duration of the academic year,
breaking even overall.
But this year food prices did not
go back down for students because
of the $82,000 deficit, he said.
Davis said he expects convention
business will decrease again next
year and that the convention
centre's contribution to offset
student housing costs would drop
by about $17,000 from this year's
$202,000 contribution.
Housing will cut convention
business operation costs and advertise more to offset fewer conventions next summer, he said.
But Sihota said housing should
cut back convention business and
have students in residence during
the summer to provide a more
stable year-long income.
"Students and faculty are no
longer part of these outmoded
traditions. They are now the victims."
AMS president John DeMarco,
an engineer himself, was also not
convinced of the power of Kenny's
statements to prevent other sexist
"Kenny's statement by itself
won't accomplish anything. He
really should discourage these
things," he said.
Violence broke out between the
engineering students and the
picketers when some of the
engineers began ripping up the
protest signs in front of SUB. The
protestors, who had arranged
themselves to block the entrance
into the SUB cafeteria, were then
jostled and pelted with water
The confrontation ended quickly
after an angered protestor was
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restrained from retaliating. At that
time, the group leading Godiva
entered the building.
"The fact the engineers had to
resort to violence to stop the
protestors from presenting their
views shows where they're at,"
said Fred Nelson, one of the
picketers. Nelson also complained
of being shoved and punched by
engineering students.
Both groups used chants and
signs to get their point across. The
traditional engineer song of: "We
are, we are, we are the engineers"
was countered by picketers
chanting: "You are, you are, you
are the sexist bores."
A number of picket signs dotted
the ranks of the protestors with
slogans like: EUS Sponsors
Sexism, Sexism is as Bad as
Racism and Engineers Have No
Sense of Humor.
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I wish to apologize to Mr. O'Sullivan for any of my remarks contained in the September 24,
1976 issue of the Ubyssey which may have caused him any embarrassment or inconvenience. I
assure you that these were not motivated by malice towards either him or his company but were
made by me on the general subject of LSAT preparatory courses in a telephone interview by
There are a variety of opinions on the value of LSAT preparatory courses. For instance, David
Papke, Dean of Davenport College, Yale University states:
"Certainly the schools don't help every customer, or make 800 scores possible for
students who don't have test-taking ability. But for the average student they do
make a difference. How much of a difference? According to a representative of AMS
Educational Services, the average student improves his or her score by 75 to 100
Peter Winograd, the ETS Law Board Director is of the opinion that there is no clear evidence
at this time that Cram Schools improve scores appreciably. Others hold the view that I do on the
subject which is based on my experience in a Law School and on material issued over some years
by the Law School Admission Council, which is that there are other ways of preparation for the
LSAT which are in my opinion about as good.
I regret any embarrassment or inconvenience I may have caused Mr. O'Sullivan or the Canada
Testing Review Corporation. However, my remarks reflected my view of the benefits to be derived
by such courses, which view I honestly hold.
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Close race expected for board
Fifteen students are competing
for posts on the university board of
governors and senate in what has
so far been one of the quietest
campaigns in recent years.
But tough competition is expected in the board race where
four of the candidates have been
heavily involved in student politics
in the past.
Paul Sandhu, Alma Mater
Society external affairs officer,
will be a major contender for a
board seat to be held in an election
Wednesday. Sandhu has been
heavily involved in student politics
for the past two years and is one of
the most active of the current AMS
executive officers.
Arts undergraduate president
Fran Watters, herself a candidate,
said Wednesday that major contenders for the two board seats will
be Rob Pedlar and Deborah
Macintosh. She said they will
probably get most of their support
from the fraternities, commerce
and women's athletics.
Watters said a major issue in the
campaign will be education cutbacks.
"Cutbacks have really eroded
the quality of education especially
in arts," she said.
Watters said she is also in favor
of opening up more of the board's
business to die public.
The incumbent candidate, Basil
Peters, has been a very secretive
board member in the past, refusing
to discuss much of the board's
business with the press.
The Young Socialist candidate is
Elaine Bernard who was narrowly
defeated last year running for
The other candidate in the board
election is Rob McLaughlin, arts 3.
The race for seals on senate is
expected to be a toss-up because of
the inexperience of most of the
There are nine candidates
running for five positions as
The Young Socialists and the
UBC NDP are fielding a United
Action Slate.
The Young Socialists are
represented by Fred Nelson and
Lome Rogers. UBC NDP candidates are Bruce Ross and Bob
The other candidates are Dave
Coulson, law 1, Don Gillespie,
applied science 3, Chris Niwinski,
applied science 2, Peter Sch-
melcher, applied science 2 and
Karim Suleman, commerce 1.
The candidates for the graduate
students' seat on senate are David
Rowat aM Dave Smith.
Third-year commerce students
Bob Goodwin and Kerry Kukucha
are the candidates for the commerce and business administration
senate seat.
Advance polls open Tuesday.
First-year women
outnumber men
For the second year in UBC's
history, women constitute more
than half the first-year enrolment,
recently-released figures show.
Although total female enrolment
this year is 40 per cent, first year
female enrolment is 51.6 per cent,
compared to 51.8 per cent for 1976-
Bill Tetlow, institutional analysis
and planning director, said
Wednesday the high female
enrolment in first year has helped
push the total number of students
past last year's figure of 23,120
giving a total enrolment for this
year of 23,208 full-time students.
This is contrary to a trend of
decreasing enrolment taking place
at many eastern universities, most
notably in Ontario where province-
wide enrolment has decreased
5,926 this year.
"Figures this year confirm
what's been happening over the
past several years," Tetlow said.
"Arts and science have been
holding their own, but the growth
seems to be in occupational-related
studies such as commerce and
Admin makes
better offer to
steam workers
The UBC administration has
made a new contract offer to UBC
members of the International
Union of Operating Engineers, a
university spokesman said Wednesday.
"The offer was put on the table
yesterday (Tuesday) and we await
developments," said UBC information officer Al Hunter.
"The next move is up to the union
or the mediator (provincial labor
mediator Ed Sims)," he said.
Hunter said mediation talks
between UBC and the steam
engineers adjourned Tuesday
without any settlement being
reached. The university's new
offer is a vast improvement on
previous offers, he claimed.
Union business manager Bill
Kadey said Monday that Tuesday's
mediation talks would be UBC's
last chance to meet union demands
or a strike would be called. Kadey
was unavailable for comment
The steam engineers have
demanded a 7.6 per cent pay increase, or $156 a month, in order to
gain parity with other campus
trades workers. The union
represents 26 campus steam
Kadey says the union has been
forced to accept the minimum
wage increase allowable during
the last three years under Anti-
Inflation Board guidelines, putting
their wages out of line with other
campus trades workers who have
been allowed larger increases.
Enrolment in the science faculty
is down 158 students this year,
while forestry, medicine and
community planning also dropped
slightly. But all other faculties
showed some increase, particularly commerce, agriculture
and engineering.
The general enrolment picture
this year shows students are
leaning more and more toward job-
oriented education and have
chosen the faculties that offer the
best chances of employment after
Several years ago it was common for students to come to
university for enjoyment and
general education, but because of
tuition fee increases and higher
housing costs there has been a
definite change in attitude, Tetlow
Another reason for the change is
the increasing popularity of
community colleges and the
decreasing value of degrees in
economic terms, he said.
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PYJAMA PARTY goes berserk as knife-wielding assailant Mike Margolich points weapon at bemused victim.
Victim took moment to read ancient inscription on blade before ending confrontation with quick foot to
assailant's naughty bits. Bizarre scene took place during karate practice in SUB ballroom.
Students plan protests with workers
Canadian University Press
Students plan to combine forces
with labor throughout B.C. this
spring in an effort to pressure
governments to act on unemployment.
The B.C. Students' Federation,
in conjunction with the National
Union of Students, plans to unite
behind the citizens' lobby for jobs
campaign of the B.C. Federation of
Labor, according to BCSF
spokeswoman Punam Khosla.
NUS is also working closely with
the Canadian Labor Congress on
the national level in the first things
first-jobs campaign, said Khosla,
who is also on the central committee of the national organization.
The two organizations will step
up the national campaign on
unemployment    and    conduct
unemployment seminars and panel
discussions on campuses across
the province.
Students will aid the federation
campaign by distributing leaflets,
buttons and bumper stickers, and
will help staff the citizens' lobby
booths around B.C., Khosla said.
Meanwhile,   the   council   of.
ministers of education will convene
in Victoria Monday and Tuesday,
Who stole speaker's chair?
Somebody stole the speaker's chair from the
legislature Tuesday night and both rumor and circumstantial evidence point the finger at UBC
A Victoria Times legislature reporter, Paul
Nicholson, told The Ubyssey the culprits entered the
legislative chambers via the press galllery, a drop of
about 20 feet.
Nicholson said they removed the chair through the
front doors which can only be opened from the inside.
He said the chair is over 1.8 metres high, is made of
solid oak and weighs between 90 and 136 kilograms.
In front of the chair's site, on the speaker's table,
the culprits left a small white pyramid with a red E
painted on it, similar to the engineers' large pyramid
at the south end of the Main Mall. Other small
pyramids have been reported around Vancouver
since Monday morning, the beginning of Engineering
Week at UBC.
Nicholson said the loss was discovered by a janitor
early Wednesday norning.
He had cleaned the floor and was outraged to
discover footprints on his clean carpet," Nicholson
"He went into the chambers to vacuum again and
found the chair was gone."
Engineering undergraduate society secretary Barb
Dabrowski said Wednesday evening that she had
Victoria city police said they know about the theft,
but are not handling the matter. A police spokesman
said the legislature's security division deals with
incidents occurring in the budding.
heard rumors about the incident but that as far as she
knew it was not an EUS-sponsored affair.
"I've heard about it, that's all," she said.
Another example of a stunt in which UBC engineers
are implicated is the attempted theft of a cannon
from the Bessborough Armories at 2fi25 West 11th
Monday night.
Vancouver city police caught 10 people red-handed
as the people were trying to make off with the cannon
in a trailer that was too weak to pull it, a spokesman
said Wednesday.
Charges against 10 engineers accused of the attempted theft have been sent to the crown counsel for
a prosecution decision. In addition to attempted theft,
the engineers might also be charged with mischief.
Other recent acts of mischief possibly attributable
to UBC engineers are:
• The raiding of the UBC women's office in SUB
Sunday night which resulted in about $150 worth of
damage — up from an earlier estimate. Engineers
are suspected because the raid came following a
poster campaign by the women's office protesting the
annual Lady Godiva ride.
The theft of a chesterfield from the education
building early Monday morning. The chesterfield is
worth $200.
• The theft from Buchanan Tower elevators of 50
light sensors at about 8 a.m. Monday. UBC security
officers say this could be dangerous because the
elevator will not stop without the sensor being activated.
All the above pranks could be used to contribute to
the show and tell night.
and manpower and education are
scheduled to be dealt with at
But there will be no input from
trade unions or students at the
meeting, according to education
ministry spokesman John Ewing.
The BCSF plans to send a
delegation anyway, and citizens'
lobby organizer Joy Langan said
Victoria trade unionists might
leaflet the meeting.
Provincial labor minister Allan
Williams and federal employment
and immigration minister Bud
Cullen will attend the meeting,
along with provincial ministers or
representatives in charge of
"The ministers will decide on the
agenda when they get there . . . but
they don't want to get pinned down
(on the extent to which unemployment will be discussed," Ewing
"There will be some discussion
of occupational training with one
eye looking over the shoulder at
rising unemployment."
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How can UBC allow Godiva ride
Having participated in the anti-Godiva picket on
Tuesday, it seems more than necessary to record an
observation of the event. What is the intent of the
Godiva ride?
The engineers on campus are known for audacity.
This was certainly not the attitude of the participating engineers on Tuesday. The engineers as a
group conform by wearing red jackets and, by then-
general macho attitude.
If this is their power base, it must be a very
threatened position. The Lady Godiva ride says
nothing if it does not display the engineers' need to
Food, res hikes
hit accesibility
It's getting so that UBC students can set their calendars
by the annual increases in residence rents and food prices.
This year, increases in both can be traced to bad
convention business, which is a bad way to try to make
money when students are trying to find accommodation. As
the last three years demonstrate, conventions are not a very
dependable way to make money.
After running a tiny ad, the residence administration got
150 applications for the 100 student spaces it left open in
Gage last summer. With sufficient advertising, Gage could
probably be filled with summer students, providing a more
dependable income source for the residences and for food
The fact that food services revenues fell last summer
because the food was made optional to conventioners is an
editorial in itself on the low-quality of food served here for
the price paid. The introduction of sub sandwiches,
custom-made sandwiches and a salad bar are the only recent
improvements to our SUBstandard food.
Three years ago, The Ubyssey showed that food services
price increases far outstripped outside food price increases.
But food prices have consistently continued to increase since
at rates outstripping inflation.
And residence rents have risen dramatically in the past
few years. Combined with the Socred tuition increase, these-
price hikes mean it is more expensive now than ever to be a
Passing on cost increases — real or imagined — to
students is a bad thing, but more difficult to avoid when UBC
is under the Socred financial squeeze.
The higher prices mean students must be richer to come
here, making a myth that we all have equal opportunity a
bigger sham than it ever was.
JANUARY 12, 1978
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the
university year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not of the AMS
or the university administration. Member, Canadian University
Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Friday, a weekly commentary
and review. The Ubyssey's editorial office is in room 241K of the
Student Union Building. Editorial departments, 228-23C1;
Advertising, 228-3977.
Editor: Chris Gainor
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unbroken days of rosy health. Ted the photographer (sorry, forgot your
last name) averted his eyes In horror at all the suffering. Matt King patted a
hoarse Bill Tieleman on the head and passed the Hacks. Tom Hawthorn
described past sicknesses to an agog Richard Schrelner. Lloyanne Hurd
recalled epic battles with chlckenpoxy children as she wearily typed her
story. Jeff Rankin thought he'd stumbled Into a hospital by mistake while
the ubiquitous Chris Gainor wondered If he'd catch It next. Happy
sneezing, folks, It's not an epidemic, they tell us.
parade a naked woman to prove an immature, outdated idea of bravado or to suggest a ludicrous
version of masculinity.
That the engineers reacted to the picket with
thoughtless physical violence suggests the latter.
The engineers were wrong, and it was obvious to
most picketers and onlookers that opposition to the
actions of the engineers was general. How can an
institution such as UBC allow this type of activity and
violence to occur?
K. Leach
fine arts
Demonstrators should ignore gears
I think that the women opposed
to the ride of Lady Godiva acted
very rashly in their attempt to
abolish the event.
Their picketing of the ride was
the the equivalent of a woman
struggling against a rapist. Their
dramatic, flarish reaction to the
ride only excited the engineers
more. You see, the engineers are
only looking for shock-reactions to
their childish antics; such as
bolloons and beer cases in trees,
and the naked jockey ride.
What do you think the reaction
would be to a naked man riding a
horse around campus? Prabably
nothing would happen because
there would be no reaction from
the men or the women. If everyone
was mature about this and didn't
react at all, then the entire effect
would be lost.
Lhe reason the ride is performed
is to create a drastic reaction from
people, and as long as people react,
the engineers are going to keep
supporting the event. It doesn't
matter whether the reaction is for,
or against. The fact is that there is
a reaction and subsequently,
controversy. If there was no
reaction, the engineers would be
forced to think of a different,
possibly better way to waste their
My suggestion is only to ignore
the engineers and think before
flying off at the handle. If you
women want equality and some
Prank hurt Gage residents
I would like to express my disappointment with those engineers who
thought it would be amusing to turn off the power in Gage Towers early
Monday morning.
This prank caused a great deal of inconvenience to many residents of
Gage. To relate the experiences of only a few people who were inconvenienced: one girl missed an important Monday morning prac-
ticum; another missed her Monday morning stint at Vancouver General
Hospital; someone missed an important exam which his prof had allowed
him to write after Christmas; another girl missed getting into a course
she desperately needed because she missed her appointment with her
prof; someone else was stranded at Vancouver International Airport and
had to spend $12 on a taxi because her ride's alarm didn't go off.
These are only a small percentage of the people who are furious with
the engineering undergraduate society. I realize that the main objective
of Engineering Week is to allow everyone to have a good time. I can only
think that the engineers' energies could be channeled to more constructive activities.
I know that there is no way that any of these people can be recompensed
for their losses or inconveniences, but let's try to avoid this kind of infringement on people's private lives in the future.
Sharon Taylor,
Gage community council
Gears need liberation
To the Engineers:
I am amused by your tree
decorations. Last year's balloons
really brightened up the campus
and my tired spirits.
This year's beer boxes are
specific reminders of the image
you try to project. Beer guzzlers
are okay, but how many of you
really want to grow up with a
reputations as a Godiva groupie? If
the old macho male model is what
you men are emulating, then we
women and men who have paid a
I'd like to know where the
women's committee gets off
complaining that their sex is being
exploited simply because a girl
decides to ride naked on a horse.
She wasn't coerced into doing it,
but did it of her own free will and I
imagine that she was amply
rewarded for her efforts. If a
prostitute wants to ride nude for
fun and profit that's her business.
If the women's committee doesn't
like it, they don't have to watch.
Lady Godiva's ride has nothing
whatsoever to do with female
exploitation. She hurts nobody and
gives a little pleasure to those who
care to watch. In fact, it is Lady
Godiva who is exploiting the men
by taking their money and preying
upon their sexual desires.
The women's committee protest
was totally illogical and baseless.
Greg Felton
arts 3
price for liberation are going to
have to keep trying to raise your
consciousness for a long time yet.
My generation who were
students in the late 1950s and early
1960s learned the hard way that sex
stereotyping was an ill-conceived
notion, as the large number of
divorces in that age group attests.
My peers, both male and female,
are relieved to have slipped out of
the straight-jacket concept of
masculine and femininity.
Liberation is needed for both
sexes. I sincerely hope that we
don't have to start from square one
with each generation!
Anne Low
arts 4
P.S. As to Godiva. Well, P.T.
Barnum said there was one born
every minute. "There sat Godiva,
Godiva with class, Followed by the
Engineers, the Horse's Ass."
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degree of influence on the public's
conscience, then use your heads
instead of lowering yourselves to
the level of those engineers who
support the ride. Personally, as a
man, there is nothing I fear more
than a smart, thinking woman who
acts with discretion.   „      „   ..
Greg Fortm
After experiencing four
Engineering Weeks at UBC, I can
say that this was definitely the
highest turnout for the Godiva ride
in the last few years. This despite
the fog and mist on Tuesday.
No doubt many watchers
(especially students spending their
first year at our university) were
attracted by an interest sparked by
the "sister" posters spread around
Perhaps the women's office
would do better in their boycott by
not advertising the event.
Andrew W. F. Metten
civil engineering 4
New hobby
As engineers, we observed the
Lady Godiva ride organized by the
engineering undergraduate
society. The event occurred in the
midst of adversity provoked by the
women's committee.
Must there be confrontation?
Why can't people sit down and talk
things over.
We engineers understand our
boisterous colleagues and we have
decided to take up more peaceful
pursuits. One of our current interests is in film making; filming
trees, bushes and birds.
The joy that we get from our
hobby, as we are very good at what
we are doing, is overwhelming. We
are sure that other engineers will
appreciate our efforts and will take
up this hobby. The recognition and
applause for our efforts as superior
film makers will be reward
Ted Hansen
chemical engineering 2
Henry Ngo
chemical engineering 3
Rod Reid
chemical engineering 3
A disgrace
The physical assault and
violence directed toward picketers
at the Lady Godiva ride Tuesday
demonstrated the dangerous mob
mentality which occurs when
engineers demonstrate their
The organizers of Engineering
Week defend their activities on the
grounds that they are traditional,
and that the activities constitute
good-natured fun and harmless
I do not believe that sexism and
racism are harmless, nor do I
believe that destruction and
violence demonstrate good will
toward anyone.
I hope that all concerned individuals and groups at UBC will
join me in expressing the anger
that such activities continue to
disgrace our campus year after
Sally Thome
nursing 3 Thursday, January 12, 1978
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Take two different races of people in equal
amounts, add smatterings of other races,
and mix well in a small space.
A recipe for violence, hatred and instability? No, if one country facing this
situation is any example.
In contrast to the racial conflict seen in
places like South Africa and the United
States, the inhabitants of the Fiji Islands
have managed to coexist and co-operate
despite the potentially volatile situation.
Fiji lies in the crossroads of the South
Pacific — directly north of New Zealand and
almost directly east of Australia — and is
made up of about 800 islands, of which only
100 are populated. Ninety per cent of the
population live on Fiji's two biggest islands.
Of Fiji's approximately 550,000
inhabitants, 44 per cent are native Fijians
and 51 per cent are East Indians. Chinese,
Europeans and other islanders make up the
Fiji's two main races are quite different
from one another, and the large numbers of
both, compounded by insecurity on both
sides, makes for a sometimes uneasy
Last year will go down as the most turbulent year in that relationship in many
years — certainly since Fiji gained its independence from Britain in 1970. Despite
1977's two general elections, a constitutional
crisis, labor unrest and political realignment, Fiji is quite stable, and stability is the
prospect for the immediate future.
But the tension that attended the political
battles and the apparent racial polarization
behind political parties may mean strife in
the future.
The fact that 1977's political crises occurred without the violent battles or the
coups seen so often in Third World nations
points to an encouraging future for Fiji's
racial experiment.
To look at today's situation, a thumbnail
history is necessary. The chiefs of Fiji, beset
by years of warfare between various tribes
and the problems of a land newly open to
avaricious and insensitive European
plantation operators, ceded the Fiji Islands
to Britain in 1874.
Later, Governor Sir Arthur Gordon,
aware that putting Fijians to work on
plantations would have destructive effects
on village life and aware of the need of
workers for the sugar and cotton plantations, suggested that indentured Indian
labor be brought in.
This system, in effect semi-slavery, had
been tried by the British in other parts of the
world, notably in Natal, now part of South
From 1878 to 1916, some 60,000 Indian
laborers were shipped to Fiji. The squalor of
ships and work camps were trying, but
many of the workers did not take the opportunity to return home when their terms
of labor ended.
The Fijian population had fallen due to the
Europeans' diseases and adjustment to the
advance of the foreign culture, and the
Indian population grew rapidly, although
relative populations have stabilized
Political control evolved from the rule of
Ubyssey editor Chris Gainor is UBC's
second most famous expatriate Fijiphile,
having lived there for several months in 1974
and returning during 1977's political turmoil.
Turmoil tests
Fiji's races
the governor to rule through a parliamentary democracy. When independence was
granted in 1970, many people credited it to
the force and personality of Fiji's first
prime minister, Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara
(Ratu is the title of a Fijian chief).
Mara, still Fiji's prime minister, led his
Fijian-dominated Alliance party to electoral
victories before independence and won an
overwhelming victory in the fledgling
nation's first full election in 1972. Mara's
defeat in the second election last April
plunged Fiji into crisis.
He had lost to Siddiq Koya's Indian-
dominated National Federation party, and
for four days after Mara resigned, Fiji
waited tensely for its new government to be
formed. To everyone's surprise, governor-
general Sir George Cakobau chose Mara as
the new PM.
Touched off was a summer of charges
over what had transpired in the four days in
April, fights which split the Federation
Party, and an Alliance landslide in another
election in September.
Complicating the problem was the
growing strength of a party, the Fijian
Nationalist Party, which played on some
Fijians' dislike for the Indians.
Several factors led to the Alliance's loss in
the April election. Although dominated by
Fijians, the Alliance had tried hard, like the
Federation party, to establish a multiracial
power base. It had many Indian supporters,
but much of this support drifted away
between 1972 and 1977.
The Indians were unhappy because of
what they saw as preferential treatment
given Fijians. The government let Fijians
into scarce high school seats with lower
marks than those demanded of their Indian
counterparts. This was also the case for the
scarcer openings at the University of the
South Pacific in Fiji's capital, Suva.
The Alliance had followed this policy
because Fijians growing up in a culture
quite different from the Western culture
which the educational system is based on, do
not fare as well as Indians, who are more
culturally attuned to western ways.
The Indian sugar cane larmers were
unhappy about tight policies over rental and
sale of Fijian lands. Most of Fiji's land is
controlled by the Native Lands Trust Board,
which holds native Fijian land in trust and
administers its lease and rental.
The Fijians, for their part, were not entirely pleased with the Alliance. Being a
minority on what they believe to be their
own land, they were afraid that their interests weren't being safeguarded against
growing Indian power.
The minority which was disenchanted
turned to Sakeasi Butradoka's Nationalists.
Most of his support came from Fijians in the
Rewa River delta, close to Suva. One supporter put the Nationalist policy succinctly
when he said, "we'd like to ship all the Indians back home on a big boat."
Butadroka, who formed his party after
being booted out of the Alliance in 1973, said
even wilder things about Fijian-Indian
The loss of some Fijian votes to Butadroka
and the migration of Indian Alliance votes to
the Federation meant a total gain of 20,000
vote by the Federation.
On April 4, the results showed 26
Federation members elected, 24 Alliance,
Butadroka, and one independent. Mara
resigned the next morning, and the famous
four days had begun.
The whole country seemed to come to a
standstill. Some Fijians talked of violence
should an Indian be sworn in as prime
minister. Some Fijians refused to pay bus
fare to Indian bus drivers. But on the whole,
Fiji waited quietly and calmly for the result.
The Federation asked Mara if he'd be
willing to form a coalition government.
Mara refused. The Federation was then
forced to decide who it would nominate for
prime minister.
Siddiq Koya, the party leader during the
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election, would not necessarily be the best
choice for PM, many people believed. Many
Fijians would be distinctly uncomfortable at
best with Koya as PM.
There was talk of appointing one of
Federation's Fijian members PM, but party
members finally agreed — apparently —
that Koya was the only man in the party for
the job. On day four, April 7, he was endorsed as leader and a cabinet was selected.
But when Koya arrived at the governor-
general's home, he was informed that Mara
had just been sworn in as prime minister.
Mara explained that governor-general
Cakobau, who is also the supreme chief of
the Fijians, had asked him to form a
minority government. Mara said he could
not disobey his chief.
Federation members were not amused, to
put things charitably. Conspiracy theories
flowed freely — the most prominent of
which had Federation president Irene Jai
Narayan and her associates telling the
governor-general to swear in Mara instead
of Koya.
The rumor was swiftly denied — Cakobau
explaining that he felt that any further
waiting for the Federation selection would
harm the country.
The Federation party was seriously split,
but voted to defeat the government and
force another election soon after parliament
The Alliance, meanwhile, was busy
organizing in the Fijian community to cut
the Nationalist inroads through appeals to
Fijians' better senses.
One of the safeguards against racial
tension — the Public Order Act — was
brought into play. The Act prohibits public
utterance or publication of statements
deemed to be detrimental or damaging to
relations between Fiji's races.
Butradroka was convicted of violating the
act for some of his more inflammatory
statements, putting him in jail during the
election campaign.
The Federation party was split in two. Its
supporters had to choose between Koya's
dove faction or Narayan's and Jai Ram
Reddy's flower faction — named for the
symbols used by the parties on the ballot.
In the second election of the year, Mara's
Alliance won a commanding 36 seats,
Koya's doves won three, and Narayan's
flowers won 12. Koya was personally
defeated by Reddy, who became the new
opposition leader, and Butradoka lost his
seat as his party lost support.
As a result, Fiji can look forward to five
years of relative stability, but the Alliance
government must act wisely to prevent
future trouble.
Fiji has yet to pass the litmus test of a true
democracy — a peaceful change of
government. This tough test will occur when
Mara steps down or dies, even if his Alliance
fares well at the polls.
It is said that Fiji would still be a colony
without Mara, a view that was backed up
when the Federation offered to join a
coalition with Mara after its April election
win.  .
The most immediate problems are
economic and social. If economic and social
problems are allowed to fester, then racial
problems will also multiply.
Like many other Third World nations, Fiji
is troubled by topsy-turvy markets for the
primary products which form the bulk of its
exports — sugar, copra, Gold. Fiji is suffering from fixed increases in the price of
oil, and by consequence, industrial goods
imported from developed nations.
 See page 7: TOURISM Page 6
Thursday, January 12, 1978
Task force
sponsors falk
Corporate Responsibility is the
title of a discussion Friday
sponsored by the task force on the
churches and corporate
During the past few years, the
task force has been asking many
questions of major corporations in
Canada and has been a major
force behind the campaign to
censure banks investing in South
Africa. The task force has also
pressured Noranda and  banks to
Hot flashes
withdraw economic support from
Task force member John
Zimmerman is speaking at noon in
Angus 425.
TAs meet
The board of governors
recently passed a resolution
recognizing the association of
teaching assistants as the official
group representing TAs on
If you are a TA you should
have a voice in the association's
affairs.    The    only    way    your
Tween classes
Joan   Lewus   speaks  on   missionary
challenge, noon, SUB 207-9.
Sign-up for science Intra-murals and
7:30  to  9:30  p.m.,   War   Memorial
Those   who   applied   for  the   1978
summer    exchange    program    must
phone Guy at 732-5125 or Mark at
General Meeting, noon, SUB 211.
Registration     and     practice,     new
members   welcome,   4:30   to   6:30
p.m., SUB party room.
Beginning yoga  classes are starting,
4:30 p.m., War Memorial Gym 213.
Dr.      Lowe     speaks     about
orthodontics, noon, IRC 1.
Alderman Mike Harcourt speaks on
ward systems, noon, SUB 212.
Panel  discussion   on  Women  In  th<
media, noon, Bu. 102.
Women's  drop-In,   noon, SUB  130.
General   Meeting,   noon,   Graduate
Student Centre committee room.
Vital   meeting   for   SF   writers  and
artists,   bring   work   or   else,  noon,
SUB 212A.
Dr.    John   Zimmerman   speaks   on
Task   Force   of   the   Churches   and
Corporate     Responsibility,     noon,
Angus 425.
Women's drop-In, noon, SUB 130.
Practice debate, noon, SUB 113.
First   meeting   of   Chinese   painting
class, 5:30 p.m., SUB 125.
Discussion    sur   diner   a    La    Bolte
samedl     solr,     noon,     La     Malson
Informal   discussion   on   the   Baha'l
faith, noon, SUB 115.
Ice skating party (free for members,
50c for non-members), 7:15 to 9:30
p.m.. Winter Sports Centre.
Mandarin   film   Sparkling   Red   Star
plus Chinese documentary,  2  p.m.,
SUB auditorium, o
Sports    night,    7:30    p.m.,    Winter
Sports     Centre.
Women's   drop-In,   noon,  SUB  130.
Canadian     poet     Seymour     Mayne
reads, noon, Mildred Brock Lounge.
opinions are going to be heard is
by joining the group.
The ATA is holding a general
meeting at noon Friday in the
committee room at the Graduate
Student Centre.
All TAs are urged to attend.
Rise and Fall
Western thought and culture
has risen and fallen and you don't
even have your degree yet.
Don't believe it?Well, a free
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Should We Then Live: the Rise
and Fall of Western Thought and
Culture starts today at noon.
Episode one, The Roman Age,
can be seen in Scarfe (education
building) 100 and will take 35
minutes of your lunch hour. It's
sponsored by the UBC Christian
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Written and Directed
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Page 7
Tourism brings problems
From page 5
Tourism, which has become very
important in the last 15 years, is
just coming out of a slump which
followed the oil price increases.
Even though tourism helps the
balance of payments, it could leave
large social and cultural scars on
the Fijian population.
It is somewhat difficult to pick
out the economic inclinations of
Fiji's two main political parties.
The Alliance is supported by
Fijians concerned about their way
of life, but also by its European
population and by multinationals
investing in Fiji.
The Federation is supported by
the Indians — farmers and small
businessmen — but also by
organized  labor.
Mara is trying to control investment to a certain extent, and
so his business support, which
could not be called strong in the
sense of British Conservatives
versus Labor, exists because the
Alliance best guarantees stability
and because labor supports the
other side.
New investment, mainly in
manufacturing and tourism, is
what the government will likely be
seeking. Policies such as the failed
wage and price controls two years
ago and a strong stand against
union's demands for wages of $1 an
hour or better, are no doubt carried
out with this in mind.
This will be a hazardous path,
because multinational investment
in third world countries has rarely
benefited more than a small
minority of the populations of
countries concerned.
The racial issue comes into the
question, foremost of Fiji's Indian
population want to live a comfortable western standard of
living. Young Fijians seeking the
same thing are wreaking havoc on
traditional village social structures, and Suva, Fiji's largest city
and capital, is feeling the social
consequences of development
already in place through shanty-
towns and rising crime rates.
The government has replaced
most of the shanties with public
housing, and crime has been fought
effectively by beefed-up police and
stronger laws, but no policies can
heal the scars caused by young
Fijians leaving their villages and
then having to function in the
European way of life which is
totally foreign to them.
Many villages near Suva have
many children and old people, but
the adults live in Suva. This
threatens the continuity of the cooperative economies of the villages
and the Fijian way of life.
Young people are beginning to
leave their villages in outlying
parts of the islands. The establishment of the native lands trusts
board and of government-
sponsored co-operatives in every
village has helped preserve the
Fijian traditions in the villages,
Those who go to Suva find low
wages or unemployment and low
standards of living, without the
traditional support structures of
the village.
In a city based on a Western
corporate system, the traditional
Fijian sharing does not work as it
does in the village. Swanky tourist
resorts and their rich occupants
have increased the hunger for the
Western way of life, which is ever
elusive. This is in part responsible
for the crime problem.
Fortunately, the limited tourist
growth has prevented Fiji from
becoming a gross imitation of
Hawaii, and visitors can experience Fijian life should they
venture out of their hotels.
But, as the Manchester Guardian
reported two years  ago,  Fijian
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hotel staff were being sent to
Hawaii and being trained to act
like Fijians — the hospitable types
depicted in hotel brochures.
(Fijian hospitality is unmatched in
the villages, but the cities, were
people have to scrape for a living,
are somewhat less hospitable.)
The elections of 1977 were a
shakedown cruise for the
inevitable changes of government
in the future.
It is too early to predict what will
happen, but many people will be
watching to see whether or not the
progress in racial relations can be
lost when it is put to the strongest
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1978/79 PROGRAMS
Check which applicable:
] FRESHMAN   YEAR   -  of  4-year program to B.A.,  B.Sc.
degrees for high school graduates.
] ONE YEAR  PROGRAM - for Arts & Science University
] REGULAR   STUDIES  -  for  University  transfer  students
toward B.A. and B.Sc. degrees.
] GRADUATE  STUDIES - Master's,  Doctoral and Visiting
Graduate programs.
] SUMMER COURSES - given in English.
Scholarships available for needy students.
For Application and Information, write:
Academic Affairs Committee,
Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University,
1506 McGregor, Montreal H3G 1B9, (514) 932-2133.
Address .
The magnificent
Thursday, January 12, 1978
Of gay paper
Raid Intended shutdown'
Spokespersons for the gay rights
magazine Body Politic say a recent
police raid on the newspaper's
offices, ostensibly to gather
documents as evidence for obscenity charges, was really intended to close down the
Body Politic lawyer Clayton
Ruby will go to Ontario supreme
court Tuesday in a bid to quash the
search warrant which authorized
the three and one-half hour raid
Dec. 30. During the raid, police
seized 12 cartons of financial
records, subscription lists,
distribution and advertising
records, manuscripts and other
A member of the police morality
squad which raided the offices has
said resulting charges of
possessing, distributing and
mailing obscene material — laid
Jan. 5 against Pink Triangle Press,
which publishes Body Politic, and
three of its directors — stemmed
from an article in the December-
January issue of the newspaper.
The article, titled Men Loving
Boys Loving Men describes the
sexual relationships between men
and boys.
"All the police needed as
evidence to press charges. . . was a
copy of the paper and proof that we
distributed it," said Body Politic
spokesman Edward Jackson.
"The police could easily have
established that the Body Politic
was sent through the mails by
checking with the post office.
"The real intent of the police raid
was to shut this newspaper down.
They were intent upon taking away
as much as they could."
Jackson, who was in the office at
the time of the raid, added: "they
took subscription lists dating years
into the past, distribution and
advertising records — even our
cheque book — classified ad files
and addresses, manuscripts for
future publication, letters to the
editor and more.
"They went through our photo
files and opened both business and
personal mail. A lot of material
needed for continued publication is
"This paper, no less than any
other, cannot publish if the police
are free to seize its advertising
material or subscription lists, none
of which would be of any use in a
criminal prosecution."
Ruby has said in a press release
that the terms of the search
warrant "were so broad that they
allowed the seizure of almost
anything on the premises. Such a
warrant is illegal under Canadian
Jackson said the raid was "an
obvious attempt to terrorize the
readers of a newspaper by seizing
its subscription lists."
"It has the effect of intimidating
subscribers of a publication of
which the government does not
"The action has serious and
frightening implications for the
entire Canadian publishing industry. Freedom of the press is the
He said the Body Politic
collective will try to continue
publishing the paper despite difficulties caused by the raid.
The trial date for the obscenity
charges will be set Jan. 20.
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Career Counselling Workshops
I. For WOMEN and MEN (4th year), in Arts and
Thursday, January 19, 26, 12:30 - 2:15 p.m.
Buchanan Penthouse.
II. For WOMEN (4th year) in Arts and Education
Thursday, February 2, 9. 12:30 - 2:15 p.m.
Buchanan Penthouse.
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Thursday, February 16, March 2, 12:30- 2:15
Buchanan Penthouse.
(All Faculties)
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Workshops   will   include   evaluations   of   skills,   career   and
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Please sign up on
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Buchanan, Room 456
or call:  228-3449
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