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The Ubyssey Oct 27, 1987

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 Sikhs boycott
Indian consul
at UBC dinner
to open chair
By Elynn Richter
Members of the Sikh community boycotted a dinner celebrating the opening of a UBC chair in
Punjab and Sikh studies after discovering an invitation had also
been extended to the Indian Consul-general.
The dinner, on October 19th,
was held to recognize the contributions of the Ministry of State Mul-
ticulturalism and the Sikh community in establishing a chair in
Punjabi and Sikh studies at UBC.
Members of the Sikh community however, felt it was unfair of
the administration to invite a
government which had worked
against the formation of the chair.
"They tried to stop it? said
Mohinder Gosal, president of the
Federation of Sikh Societies. "The
government of India did not want
the chair established. When
trying to establish the chair the
members of India didn't contribute a cent? said Gosal.
The invitation of Consul-general Jagdish Sharma to Monday's
dinner angered Gosal.
"What makes him attend this
function? He has nothing to do
with this? said Gosal. "We don't
want to play politics at UBC...we
want no interference from the
Indian government."
Gosal also said Sharma's
name was not mentioned on his
invitation while the names of
other guests were. He said that
Daniel Obermeyer, head of the
asian studies department denied
inviting the Consul-general.
"(Obermeyer) lied to me. We
kept our promise and good-
standing...to expect us to come on
that invitation is shame on him?
said Gosal.
Larry Sproul, director of
UBC's international liaison office
and organizer of the dinner said it
is "regular protocol" to invite the
Consul-general representing a
particular country when establishing a chair.
"The University feels it was
correct in its position? he said
defending the invitation to the
Indian Consul-general.
Sproul said, "it is regrettable
that they felt uncomfortable in accepting (the invitation)."
"UBC hopes to maintain good
relations with the Sikh community and the Indian government?
he said.
Since March 1985, UBC and
the Federation of Sikh Societies
have sought to establish the chair.
The External Affairs Department delayed processing a
$300,000 multiculturalism grant
needed to establish the chair, arguing that support for a program
linked to Canada's Sikh community could harm bilateral relations
with India, reported the Toronto
Globe and Mail, December 19.
Despite the almost two-year
federal delay, on February 18,
David Crombie, Minister of State
for Multiculturalism announced
$350,000 in funding for the chair.
The Sikhs donated $300,000.
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Page 5
"Thumbs up chief, everythings okay in the stock market today" says Artropolis sculpture figures
Stein Valley: Indian legacy
or resource to be logged
by Tim McGrady
Last month, provincial Forests Minister Dave Parker announced the Stein Valley would be
logged. It is_ not the first time the
imminent demise of the Stein has
been announced by a B.C. Forests
Minister, and if a
large coalition of
and Indian
groups   has   its
way, it won't be
he last.
The coali-
ion, including
he Lytton and
Vtount Currie
Indian Bands, is
Dattling plans by
B.C. Forest Products and Lytton
Lumber to log nine percent of the
Stein Valley over a period of thirty
years. The government, in addition, has expressed a desire to see
"multiple use" made of the Stein
where tourism and resource
extraction could exist in perfect
harmony while still preserving
some of the wilderness integrity of
the valley.
The issue has come to a head
as plans are being made to construct a logging access road along
the Stein River.  That the climax
will be volatile is readily apparent
by both the length of time that the
issue has been stewing and by the
number of interest groups vying to
be heard.
The most eloquent of the interest groups has been the native in
dians of the Lytton and Mount
Currie Bands. On October 5, they
issued the "Stein Declaration? a
strongly worded and evocative
communique outlining their legacy in the valley. It states in part,
"in sharp contrast to the relative
silence of mil-
lenia of uninterrupted native
habitation of the
Stein are the
shrill newclaims
which have arisen in the past
few decades.
With seemingly
insatiable appetite, newcomers
now clamour for
our valley's legacy."
Without a doubt, the native
indians have a powerful spiritual
and territorial claim to the land.
Archaeological evidence shows
that the indians have lived at the
Stein River mouth for at least
7,000 years and the many picto-
Bomb scare at Cap College
closes school for a day
A bomb scare forced an
evacuation of Capilano College
Lynnmour campus yesterday afternoon cancelling afternoon
classes and midterm exams.
Although no bomb was
found, the college's acting president Frank Gelin said "it had
been treated as a serious threat."
The threat, believed to have
originated in the Fraser Valley,
was phoned into the North Vancouver RCMP at approximately
1]. :30 a.m.
RCMP sergeant Dawiskiba
said a male caller claimed a
bomb had been placed on the
Lynnmour campus and was set
to explode at 1:30 p.m.
A North Vancouver district
fire truck stood by while RCMP
officers searched individual
buildings with the assistance of
trained dogs.
Milling students in the
south campus parking lot caused
confusion, backing up traffic in
all campus lots with bottlenecks
at the college entrances. It took
approximately one hour to clear
the campus.
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graphs or murals are elegant testimony to this. The proposed logging access road in the area will,
sav the bands, ruin these important archaeological sites.
The indians received a morale
bocst when the Wilderness Advisory Committee, struck in 1985 by
Premier William Bennett, recom-
me ided that no action in the Stein
be commenced without consultation with the indian bands in rec-
ogr ition of their intimate ties with
the land.
But, for some, the native land
claim issue is seen as a ruse designed to impede economicalry
vital development. Harry Smith,
head of Forest Resource Management here at UBC said that while
he empathizes with the indians'
territorial and spiritual stake to
the land, "it makes no sense to stop
life from going on." He said of the
land claim, "there is no clear position politically or legally on this
The land claim issue is but
one sore point on the agenda. The
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October 27,1987 Carling okay
Boycott lifted after merger
By Jeremy Fraser
Oxfam's John Graham can
now drink Carling O'Keefe beer,
and not feel guilty.
John Graham is the BC coordinator for OXFAM, an international development agency which
is one of 22 anti-apartheid groups
who have removed Carling
O'Keefe Breweries of Canada from
their boycott list for investment in
South Africa.
Previously, Rothmans of Pall
Mall Canada Limited ( owned by
Rothmans International, a South
African investor ) had owned a
50.1% majority share in Carling.
Until March 31, 1980,
O'Keefe had been selling its popular Carling Black Label beer in
South Africa. At that time, however, Carling sold its South African market to a South African
company because of "a reorganization [that] occurred in the alco
holic beverage industry in southern Africa."
This action did not influence
Rothmans International to divest
itself of its South African holdings.
Rothmans maintains its investment in South Africa to this day.
When IXL Holdings Ltd. ( of
Elders IXL Ltd. - Australia )
bought out Carling O'Keefe from
Rothmans and they amalgamated
into Carling O'Keefe Breweries of
Canada Ltd., Carling requested
that its name be withdrawn from
the boycott list.
Upon inspecting the holdings
of Elders IXL Ltd., the anti-apartheid groups found out something
quite astonishing. Elders IXL
Ltd., owners of the famous Fosters
Lager in Australia, had six subsidiary companies operating in
South Africa.
"Elders had investments
ranging   from   a   preservatives
company to South African breweries? said Graham.
In addition, Elders was under
boycott from almost all Australian
anti-apartheid groups. Because of
Elder's investments in South Africa, Carling remained on the
boycott list.
That soon changed. On July
24, John Graham received a phone
call from SACTU ( South African
Conference of Trade Unions ).
"We received confirmation
that Elders had divested itself of
its South African companies on
July 21? said Graham. "O'Keefe
came off the list."
"We received confirmation that Elders
had divested itself of
its south African companies on July 21,"
The 22 organizations that
contribute to maintaining and
overseeing the effectiveness of the
boycott list include OXFAM, the
Task Force of Churches on Corporate responsibility, and SACTU.
Large companies on the boy-
cot': list include Bayer foreign investments ( of Bayer aspirin fame
), Canadian Pacific, Ford Motor
Cars, Shell Oil, and Rothmans
International pic.
According to Graham, the
boycott list changes quite quickly
now, and is shrinking in size.
"It is  an  indication  of the
mounting pressure on South
Africa to end Apartheid? he said.
Ethical beer drinkers can now
drink Extra Old Stock, Old Vienna
(OV), Black Label, Miller High
Life, Miller Lite, Fosters ( which
O'Keefe sells through license ), or
even a Grower's cider while watching a Quebec Nordiques or Toronto
Argonauts game ( teams which
Carling own ) and not feel guilty.
Ethical wine connoisseurs
car also drink the following
brands with a free conscience:
Maria Christina, Toscano, Spu-
mante Bambina, Interlude, and
Coola Bianca.
Graham encourages people to
write to federal minister of
external affairs Joe Clark to press
for a ban on trade with South Af-
Frats fancy Fang
New president lays
plans for future
By Patrick Kirkwood
UBC's fraternities voted in
John Fang as new Inter Fraternity
Council president yesterday afternoon.
Past president Carey Wong
resigned October 12 amidst controversy surrounding this year's
fraternity membership drive.
The resignation and subsequent
election were a result of two incidents involving violation of IFC
rush rules by Delta Kappa Epsilon
and Kappa Sigma fraternities.
Both groups held functions which
violated the constitution governing all UBC fraternities.
Fang said Wong had no options under the circumstances but
add that his resignation was
"There is still a lot of tension
between some fraternities,and my
first order of business would be to
resolve these problems? said
Fang. "It is time to get over this
stupid dispute and get everyone
working together again? he said.
Fang blamed the current IFC
constitution for some of the recent
problems. It is too imprecise, he
Fang hopes to alleviate the problem by inviting a National Inter-
fraternity Council (NIC) advisor
to UBC to meet with the IFC executive. The executive would discuss implementing a constitution
which is currently a standard in
most universities in Canada and
the U.S.
But no one at UBC has seen
the constitution yet, and if it
proves to be unworkable, Fang
says "there is no way I would accept it and would rather we not be
recognized by the NIC? And the
constitution must be one all campus fraternities can accept, he
Fang said he was also concerned about smaller fraternities
who are struggling for existence
on campus. "Two or three are in
real trouble, and a Greek wide
expansion of membership is the
answer? said Fang. "If there is a
demand for a second term rush, I'll
go for it."
Fang said students are either
not aware of a Greek system on
campus, or hold hostile attitudes.
"If we shape up our [fraternity]
image first, then we can develop
positive relationships with other
campus groups?
He said the fraternity image
on c am pus was improving but that
the system still suffers from stereotyping. "No one can judge it [the
Greek system] until they see it for
themselves? said Fang.
in 3
By R.D. Shore
It's called Celebration
'90, and an estimated 10,000
homosexuals will be in Vancouver to take part in the
International Gay Games
and cultural festival.
The games , which
originated in San Francisco
in 1982, are expected to attract 5000 athletes for
events as diverse as billiards, bowling and triatha-
And artists, actors, and
musicians from around the
world will be featured at the
Gay and Lesbian Cultural
Festival. A gay and lesbian
book fair and visual art displays will be ongoing events.
"The performance arts
will take a two level approach? said games spokesperson Barry McDell, "there
will be concerts and theatre
of interest to the general
public and a second series of
gay and lesbian sensitive
theatre, by groups like the
Rhinoceros Theatre?
"The idea is to make the
games and festival events of
interest to the general public and gain some mainstream acceptance. We
want to be treated as a serious event? said McDell.
Games of this sort are
not new to Vancouver, the
Vancouver Gay and Lesbian
Summer games took place
annually for three years
starting in 1983.
"The summer games
have been scrapped, but we
have been devoting a lot of
energy to bringing the international games here? said
The exceptional tolerance and support Vancouver
shows its gay community
was an important factor in
the decision to bring the
1990 games here said
In fact, Vancouver beat
out New York, Los Angeles,
and Sydney to host the
Quebec gays attack
university's club policy
Nitobe Gardens may offer temporary respite for brain-weary students,
but be warned: All rocky roads lead to Hell and Exams.
Montreal (CUP)
A school policy requiring student groups to submit the names
of their members has come under
attack from gays and lesbians at
Quebec's largest public university.
To receive funding, undergraduate groups at l'Universite du
Quebec a Montreal have to submit
the names of at least 200 members
so the university can verify their
student status and collect their
membership fees. Only departmental associatios are exempt
from this policy.
Gay and lesbian UQAM students have charged that such a
policy would force their members
to make their sexual orientation
"The   problem   with   this
method is that the university asks
for the names and ID numbers of
students who want to become
members? said Raymond-Paul
Joly, a member of YAssociation des
gays et lesbiennes de l'UQAM.
ALGUQAM has applied for
funding this October. The association has to gather a list of 200
members by January 5.
"There are hundreds of gay
students at UQAM but people are
afraid it will be noted on their
record? Joly said. "Besides, who
would want to go to the regi strar to
pay the membership fees and risk
being recognised?"
Joly added that straight students who would want to join
ALGUQAM as sympathizers
might also be discouraged by the
current funding policy.
UQAM official Joanne Babin,
who works for the university's
community services department,
said the group never told her of
their criticisms.
"The university is ready to
listen to them? she said. "But I
can't argue their case with my
superiors if the students don't tell
me what the problem is."
Babin said the university was
not likely to make an exemption to
the policy because "every grop
would want to be treated in a special way."
"The problem for us now is to
find 200 members willing to go
public? said Joly. "WE really don't
know what to do."
"If people don't want to make
themselves known, they won't be
members," said Babin.
October 27,1987
Page 3 The Native Indian Student Union
(NISU) at UBC was established in
1979. NISU provides a forum for
students from Indigenous Nations to
share their cultural and political
experiences. NISU creates an
environment in which to discuss,
develop and expand the understanding
of Aboriginal peoples and the issues
affecting them. The NISU membership consists of UBC students from
many faculties. NISU hopes to
eventually find members in every
The Native Law Students Association (NSLA) coordinates many
activities with NISU; sponsoring a
Guest Lecture series, volunteering at
and participating in national and
international conferences addressing
aboriginal concerns, and providing a
support base for Native Students in
the faculty of Law.
NISU sponsors various events
including an Annual Salmon
Barbeque, Dances, Friday Socials,
Potluck Lunches, Cultural Awareness
Activites, Native Guest Speakers,
Intramural Sports, Inter-campus
Native Student Gatherings, and Inter-
campus Sports.
The NTTEP Resource Library
(NTTEP/NISU HUT) is open to
everyone's use. The library collects
and emphasizes published and
unpublished materials on Indian education and aboriginal issues.
Hours of operation:
Mon. 9-11, Tues. 12:15-4, Wed. 1-3
Thur. 12:15-3, Fri. 9-11,12:30-3:30
The NISU group meets at the
NTTEP/NISU HUT, 6375 Biological
Sciences Road, UBC, located behind
Scarfe and beside the Psycology
Building. NISU encourages the
tradition of hospitality, so coffee is
always on and you're welcome to
drop in and share a cup with us.
Upcoming events:
NO' XYA* Our Footprints, October 2%
8 p.m,
SUB Ballroom
$5.00 at door
Tickets available: $4.00
AMS Box Office
Aboriginal Rights Week,
November 3 to 7
Speakers and Panel
East Van Cultural
Centre Nov. 3-7
Robson Square Media
Centre, Nov. 7
Film Series
Journey Through
Strength, November 5 at
SUB Auditorium
Question Period
with Len George, producer, following
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Stein timber
sparks debate
continued from page 1.
total area to be logged is also a
bone of contention. It will amount
to nine percent of the valley over a
thirty year period. Smith sees the
percentage as "reasonable?
But Michael McGonigle, Professor of Resource Management at
SFU, says "the nine percent to be
logged is all the wood in the Stein
-[it] happens to be where the forest
is." He said, "Its like saying "I'm
going to shave your head but its
only five percent of your body."
So, the two opposing camps
see all issues surrounding the dilemma in starkly different terms.
David Suzuki, a UBC professor
and noted supporter of the Save
the Stein coalition, characterized
the difference in a Toronto Globe
and Mail column as stemming
from "profoundly different attitudes and value systems?
Suzuki wrote, "one [group]
sees everything around us as a
potential resource, put there for
human use if we can conceive of a
way to exploit it. The other attitude derives meaning and identity
only in relation to nature...?
Smith says that foresters "are
concerned about the extreme view,
such as Suzuki's, regarding what
gets done? Clearly, a resolution of
the conflict is not readily apparent.
Adding their voices to the fray
are the loggers themselves whose
jobs the companies say are in
jeopardy. Smith says that logging
in the Stein "is necessary to continued employment at the Boston
Bar and Lytton mills."
Wilf Hurd, a spokesperson for BC
Forest Products, said, "there is no
question about it," jobs are on the
But for McGonigle and others
that kind of crisis will never go
away, even after the Stein's wood
is relinquished. These crises,
McGonigle suggests, result from a
rigid mind-set which denies the
difficulty in sustaining these resources. "The company doesn't
care about those jobs —they lay
people off all the time. Its not the
environmentalists who are threatening jobs, its the nature of the
When all is said and done
there will be winners and losers
but the central issue will remain.
It amounts to a fundamental difference in perception about the
measure of power that accrues to
us as a dominant species on this
planet and how we will use that
power for years to come.
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October 27,1987 Women waste west's best
By Victor Chew Wong
In the second and final Canada West women's round-robin
soccer tournament at UBC this
weekend the Thunderbirds captured their fifth, and their sweetest, consecutive title.
Why was this one tastier than
the previous four? Simply because
at stake this weekend was a berth
in the first ever women's collegiate
national soccer championship to
be held in Montreal on the weekend of November 14.
"It has extra special meaning
for the players who have been
around for four or five years? said
head coach Brian Thomson.
Players like Angie Mclldoon,
Zabeen Janmohamed, Linda Therrien, Sarah James, and Christine
Pinette who have toiled unrecognized for four years on various
soccer pitches representing UBC.
On Friday morning the 'Birds
started the tournament on a winning note by squeaking by the
University of Saskatchewan 2-1 on
goals by Janmohamed, and Mitch
In the afternoon, however,
UBC was blanked by the University of Alberta 1-0.
On Saturday the 'Birds edged
the University of Lethbridge 9-0.
"We started to roll at that
point? said Thomson.
In their final game of the tournament the 'Birds downed the
University of Calgary 5-0.
Although the Thunderbirds
finished two points behind Alberta
in this tournament, UBC finished
first in Canada West based on
their strongfinish at the first tournament. In total points, UBC
edged out Alberta 13-12.
Because of their outstanding
play in the tournament, James,
Janmohamed, Ring, Wendy
Brown,  and  Nancy  Sutherland
were selected to the Canada West
all-star team.
"I never thought that I would
be playing on a team that would go
to a national tournament," said
Ring. "It's just a great feeling?
At the national tournament in
Montreal, UBC's semi-final opponent will come from the Quebec
Any doubts about UBC bei ng
among the four teams qualifying
for the nationals in Montreal were
never evident on the 'Birds roster
"That's why I took French
110? said Ring.
Christine Pinette booms past lethargic Lethbridge team in Canada West soccer action over weekend
Soccer men kick ass
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Soccer 'Bird clears ball in one of the few plays in which the Saskatchewan Huskies threatened
By Sean McLaughlin
The UBC men's soccer team
bagged four points against the
Alberta Golden Bears and Saskatchewan Huskies to capture
first place in Canada West standings on the UBC campus last
The Thunderbirds needed
only a single shot to gun down the
belligerent Bears 1-0 Friday, and
then administered a 4-0 lashing to
the Huskies Saturday.
The 'Birds faced Alberta on
Friday in a must win game. A
UBC loss would have eliminated
them from the race for the Canada
West crown.
'Birds defender Gregor Young
scored the game's only goal off a
perfectly executed corner kick.
UBC midfielder Steve Burns
sent a low hard cross to Fred Torres stationed at the near post.
Torres flicked the ball across the
•§ face of the goal to the head of div-
■_. ing defender Young.
|        The   Huskies   would   have
£ probably faired better in the Idid-
1 erod than they did in their 4-0 loss
" to the *Birds Saturday.
'Birds  midfielder  Joe  Pesht
seized the reins by whipping two
shots past the Huskies' keeper.
UBC skipper Kevin Colbow
cooly deflected in his first marker
of the season. Young nodded home
his third of the year to round out
the scoring.
Head coach Dick Mosher's
TBirds now boast a 7-0-2 record
including 8 shutouts which puts
them one point ahead of Victoria
Vikings in Canada West play.
"We are playing so well as a
defensive unit that we can usually
win with one goal? said UBC defender Alec Percy.
The *Birds go head to head
with the Vikings in Victoria next
Saturday. A win or tie would give
the 'Birds the Canada West title
for the fourth consecutive year.
Mosher has made no predictions about the outcome of the
contest but he can be reassured by
the team's record.
"The 'Birds have taken on 36
CIAU opponents over the past
three seasons without a defeat?
pointed out Mosher.
The law of averages gives the
edge to the 'Birds but only a solid
team effort Saturday can secure
the Canada West title for UBC.
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Cross Country
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top notch
By Myron Neville
On a flat and mostly grass
2500 metre course UBC's men's
team won the Canada West crosscountry championships in the
10,000 metre event, while the
UBC women's team placed a
strong second in the 5,000 metre
event at UBC this past weekend.
In the men's race the winning
positions were in doubt until the
last loop because the teams were
battling in the pack. When the
race was over the UBC runners
virtually shut the door on the
other teams for the top 10 positions.
The overall winner in the
men's division was Gary Barber of
UVic with a solo effort of 31:34.
Tom Bessai was the first runner in
for UBC, with the whole 'Bird
team in close pursuit.
The UBC men's team had a
winning score of 22 points, UVic
was second with 38, and Saskatchewan finished with 88 for
The UBC women did not fare
as well as the men did as UVic
built up a commanding lead that
left the "Birds running a cautious
and determined effort against the
other challengers.
In the women's event
Victoria's Ulla Marquette came
from behind to win in 17:18. Cara
Haffenden was UBC's leading
team runner breaking into the
first ten positions finishing eigth
UVic's women's winning
team score was a low 15 points;
UBC finished in second place with
59, and Saskatchewan was third
with 68 points.
Both UBC teams now advance to the CIAU cross-country
championships to be held in Victoria November 7th.
As their performances improve it is obvious that UBC's
cross-country teams are peaking
for the showdown in November.
Solid position running was the
determining factor in both teams
good showings.
In the preliminary races held
earlier, international distance
star, Paul Williams, won the men's
open 5,000 in a time of 16:05. In
the junior men's run, Andrew
Lenton was the winner. The junior women's event was taken by
Mary Ross.
By Tyrone Waite
The UBC Thunderbirds
were roughed-up this past
weekend dropping two consecutive games to the University of Manitoba Bisons in
After splitting a well
played two game series last
weekend against the Alberta
Golden Bears, the hockey
'Birds ran into a rugged defence and outsanding goal-
tending on the Bison's home
rink dropping Fri day's game 3-
1 and Saturday's 8-2.
Friday's game was a tight
checking and rough affair, in
which the underrated Bisons
attempted to use their size to
intimidate the freer skating
Close throughout, UBC
had difficulty scoring against
the defensively sound Bison's;
T-Bird Dan Dunsmore's lone
goal was not enough as the
Bird's dropped the opener.
On Saturday night, the
Thunderbirds   were   lacking
the zip that has become their
trademark this year, and once
again fell prey to Manitoba's
tough style.
UBC lagged behind the
entire game, and goals by
Scott Ferans and Dan Dun-
smore (his second of the series)
could not spark the T-Birds on
as they lost the second game of
the weekend.
UBC head coach Terry
O'Malley offered no excuses
for his teams performance.
On Monday afternoon
several of his starters limped
through the practice and it
was obvious that injuries are
indeed hurting the Thunderbirds at this erly point in the
Several Junior Varsity
defencemen have been
brought up to work with the
team this week, and the Birds
should be = - inger heading
into this cc ng weekend's
showdown wuh the University of Calgary at Thunderbird
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October 27,1987 Grid 'Birds
grind Bisons
by Michael J. Bryant
The UBC football squad
looked formidable at Thunderbird
Stadium on Friday night, as they
combined a typically strong defensive performance with a spectacular passing attack to thump the
Manitoba Bisons 47-10.
The Thunderbirds piled up an
impressive 484yards total offence:
160 on the ground and 324 in the
Slotback Craig Keller led the
aerial assault on Manitoba with
six catches for 113 yards and two
touchdowns while Mike Bellefon-
taine added four field goals.
The defense also lit up the
scoreboard, as has been the case
all season — defensive back Jordan Leith intercepted a Bison pass
and returned it for a touchdown.
Wide receiver Andrew Porth
and slotback Mike Marasco
rounded out the score with a
touchdown each. For   the
second week 'Birds quarterback
Jordan Gagner combined with
Keller to spark the passing game.
Gagner accounted for 282 of the
324 passing yards.
This was the first game of the
year for UBC in which both the
offensive and the defensive squads
sparkled. The balanced team effort was characterized by the
extent to which UBC head coach
Frank Smith utilized the 'Birds
roster — every healthy UBC
player was used over the course of
the game.
UBC, the 1986 national
champions, begin the playoffs at
home in two weeks. With their
victory two weeks ago over Alberta
the "Birds clinched first place in
the Western Intercollegiate Football League.
Next week UBC plays host to
Saskatchewan for the final WIFL
regular season game.
confidently kill
By Franka C.von Specht
Thursday evening the UBC
women volleyballers soared to victor/ defeating the visiting University of Regina Cougars in straight
games, 15-13,15-3 and 15-12.
Though the scores were close,
the "Bird's confidence set the tone
of the match and UBC dominated
the play from the first whistle
Thursday night at War Memorial.
"Our intensity of play and improved conditioning were two key
factors in our win? said UBC
coach Donna Baydock.
Leading the 'Birds was
middle hitter Trina Hewlett who
was deemed the 'Birds most valuable player. Hewlett started the
team off on a winning note with an
eleven point service run in the first
"I have never seen her (Hewlett) serve so well; it was tough and
controlled? said Baydock.
Commenting on her team's
play Hewlett said, "We were passing and setting well; it was an all-
around team effort."
The "Birds' setter, Amy Ku,
played a crucial role in keeping the
Cougar's   defence   guessing  by
moving the UBC offence from side
to side.
First-class serving was continued by power hitter Mikki Mal-
lette with a 7 point service streak
in the second game.
Strong defensive play by both
teams accounted for long and intense rallies.
A lapse of concentration by
UBC resulted in an almost successful come-back effort by the
Cougars in the third game. But
UBC's confidence did not let up
and the "Birds quelled the Cougar
Regina's head coach, Gordon
Bocock, attributed his teams loss
to inexperience.
"All the girls are first year
players? said Bocock.
Bocock chose power hitter
Laura Hale as his team's most
valuable player.
"Our team's inconsistency
was disappointing," said Hale.
"We lacked confidence in each
The UBC Volleybirds' next
game is on November eigth
against the University of Victoria
in Victoria.
Hoop 'Birds lose
Thunderbird receiver adds another catch en route to UBC's 16th consecutive win against Canadian competition
Second division  Braves beat Lions
by Donald Jow
With the UBC Thunderbirds
off this weekend, the second division UBC Braves stepped into the
spotlight Saturday and scored a
13-9 victory over the first division
Red Lions side at Clinton Park.
Neither team advanced far
into the opposition's half in the
early part of the game. Each team
had two penalty kicks at goal and
each converted one, making the
score three all.
Then the Lions blocked a
Braves 22-dropout in the 16th
minute, recovered the ball and
earned a scrum. A Lions flanker
scored on the pass from his
scrumhalf. The convert was good,
and the score 9-3 Red Lions.
The half closed out with UBC
dominating the offensive play but
failing to cross the Lions goal-line.
Poor kicking at goal cost the
Braves 15 points in the first half
The Braves continued their
determined efforts into the second
half. The Red Lions could only
manage three forays out of their
end of the field, twice on long kicks
to touch. "Though we didn't run
much, good tactical kicking
pinned them down? said Braves
head coach Rod Halloway.
Braves scrumhalf John Graf
set up the only UBC try when he
ran 40 metres past a disorganized
Lions team with support from
winger John Hamilton.
Shortly afterwards, a Lions
player was penalized for deliberately knocking the ball into touch
two metres from his goal-line. Graf
moved quickly to pick up the ball,
tappped it with his foot, and, with
several forwards in close support,
crashed in for the try.
Down 10-9, the Lions had a
chance to take the lead with 14
minutes left but continued their
dismal kicking trend by missing a
penalty kick.
With nine minutes and injury
time to play Andrew Stevens put
the game away by kicking a drop
goal against the grain to make the
score 13-9 UBC. Just into injury
time, Stevens missed a chance to
increase the lead to seven and
avoid the scare that followed.
The Lions surged forward in a
last attempt to score. Three consecutive drives ended in a Lions
penalty, a lineout ten metres out,
and a Lions scrum one metre from
the UBC line.
The Braves held a ten man shove
by one of the largest packs in the
city. With the pushover failing, the
Lions eighth man picked up but
was met head on by UBC's Scott
Stewart and failed to score.
"The (Braves) forwards more
than matched the Lions pack?
said Halloway. "Our forwards
earned us sufficiently good possession to win the game?
This Wednesday at 3:00 at
Wolfson Fields, the Thunderbirds
return to action against the UVIC
Vikings. The Braves and Frosh
play their UVIC counterparts at
U'Vic's three point
shooting spoils UBC
season opener
By Victor Chew Wong
The UBC men's basketball
team was soundly beaten by a
towering University of Victoria
team 85-70 in exhibition action
Friday night in Penticton .
Although no official statistics
were kept, the Viking's tall timber
front line of Cord Clemens (7'2"),
and Spencer McKay (6'9") just
narrowly outrebounded the 'Birds
according to an unofficial tally
kept by Victoria.
UBC was prepared for the
height advantage, but were not
prepared for the onslaught of
three-pointers thrown up by the
Viking's back-court. Vito
Pasquale and Geoff McKay combined to sink six of Victoria's nine
three pointers. As a team, the
Vikings hit an incredible nine of
11. or 81 percent, of their three
point attempts.
only crowd of over 1,000 people,
the 'Birds did not effectively execute their set offence, and consequently shot a paltry 30 percent
from the field.
Although they have more foot
speed than last year UBC did not
effectively press the Vikings.
"We pressed the entire game,
but Vic handled it well," said UBC
head coach Bruce Enns. "Their
bench is so deep that they didn't
tire toward the end of the game."
J.D. Jackson led the UBC
scoring attack with 16 points,
while captain Perrie Scarlett
tossed in 13. High scorer for the
Vikings was Al Phillips with 17
"Vic will be one of the top two
teams in the nation when the polls
come out," said Enns. "They were
definitely the better team on Friday."
Under the new Canada West
season schedule, basketball fans
can look forward to four meetings
in January between the provincial
rivals; two at War Memorial and
two in Victoria.
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Evil Buttholes
By Anthony Roberts
Gibby Hayes touched his penis to Amy
Carter's suitcase. So there. The Butthole
Surfers are weird.
Okay, okay, I know what you're thinking.
The Butthole Surfers resort to cheap and unnatural stunts to guarantee themselves a bit of otherwise unwarranted publicity. And this is true. The
Butthole Surfers may make you squeamish. They
may shock you. Onstage, offtage, or on vinyl, they
will certainly offend you. Their snarling, dissonant collage of white-noise-anal-receptive-
psychedelia is ugly, demented, annoying, and
diabolically beautiful.
The Butthole Surfers
Thursday, October 29
This Thursday marks the disturbing return of
the Butthole Surfers. When the band last played
here in April the show was cut short after vocalist
Hayes tore open his arm on a broken beer bottle.
This was an abrupt, but not untimely end to one of
the most frightening and surreal performances
ever witnessed by a totally etherized Vancouver
audience of druggies, voyeurs, poseurs, and violent
money-punkers. The Buttholes were hot as a
throbbing orifice.
The Surfers utilize more than just psychoactive
drugs to compliment their performance.    Expect
intrusions from other media: 1) Film: violent, gory
images of highway death; serene, yet nauseating
underwater shots of procreating turtles 2) Dance:
A gyrating, semi-nude, belly-dancer painted green.
3) Fire: maschochistic lighter-fluid pyrotechnics on
Gibby's pudgy flesh.
A theme? It's very possible. While indulging
in a penchant for the most twisted and unhealthy
sexual practices imaginable, the Buttholes expose
our eyes to the real scum and horror that underly
the crudest and cheapest American fantasies of
sex, materialism, and death. Expect relentless
audio-visual bombardment: an assault on the
senses. You may not like it, but you cannot ignore
The Butthole Surfers are a noise band. They
may be geniuses, they may be lunatics, they may
be peace-loving vegitarians; yet all of this is insignificant, and probably doubtful.
An aura of mystery enshrouds the five acid-
gobblers from Texas. They rarely give interviews.
They've lived in a seatless station-wagon with a
Gibby and guitarist Paul Leary were once
chartered accountants. They record in their living
Although their visual presentation is brutally direct, there is also something elusive to their
overall musical gestalt.
Albums'- Another Man's Sac, Cream Corn
from the Socket of Davis, Rembrandt Pussyhorse,
and the latest, Locust Abortion Technition - all
pound through the skull like a debilitating, vomit-
inducing migraine that fades before dawn.
Somebody said it's surreal or dada or something, but that sounds like bullshit. Who the fuck
The Butthole Surfers are blind eyed up their
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Zaydok creates comedy
out of fantasy and reality
By David L. Young
The plot of Dennis Foon's new play, Zaydok,
is highly formulated, well recognized, and
can be seen on most primetime television shows.
Fortunately, this production comes up with
enough interesting twists and revelations that it is
still a joy to watch.
Zaydok, co-produced by Touchstone Theatre
and the New Play Cantre, creates comedy out of
the clash between fantasy and reality, as it
explores the two conflicting worlds in the life of a
mild-mannered elementary school-teacher named
Thomas Zaydok.
The play takes Zaydok on a roller-coaster ride
of everyday life anxieties: job advancement, indebtedness, marital unhappiness, and most of all,
guilt. Lots and lots of guilt.
Zaydok's guilt manifests itself in his dreams
and fantasies, which literally pop out at him from
a set chocked full of trapdoors, nooks, and crannies.
He dreams that the principal of his school is
sleeping with his wife, or that his parents want
him to pay back all the money they spent raising
him. When he fantasizes about committing
suicide, he envisions his mother collecting winnings from bets she made on how he would do it.
"I knew he'd use pills...I won $250 from my Bridge
In reality, Zaydok's principal wants him to
become the school's new vice-principal (a scenario
which gives rise to a nice bit of satire on BC's
education system). Zaydok's wife is a real estate
agent, who is more in love with her credit cards
than him.   And his parents disregard the fact that
he's 35, treating him like he was 12. No wonder
Zaydok says, "Reality is intolerable, it makes
perfect sense to fantasize!"
By Dennis Foon
The Waterfront Theatre,Granville Island
Playwright Dennis Foon is best know for his
work in youth and children's theatre, and as the
co-founder and former Artistic Director of Green
Thumb Theatre Company. Zaydok is the beginning of a move towards more 'adult' work; he is
currently working on a new adaptation of Moliere's
Tartuffe, for the Vancouver Playhouse.
With Zaydok, Foon has created a 'true'
comedy. It is light, fluffy entertainment that
requires a minimal amount of insight to understand. The audience can empathize with, and
laugh at the characters, but fifteen minutes after
the show the whole thing is easily forgotten.
Unfortunately for Foon, and the audience,
Zaydok doesn't have much in the way of lasting
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October 27,1987 No' Xya tingles and teases
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paople's way of life ovar white
man's ways, in NT Xya*
A creative and critical chronicle
of the clash of cultures
By Laura Busheikin
Vladimir Nabokov wrote that true art can be
experienced best not with the head, not
with the heart, but with the spine. "It is there, he
said, "that occurs the telltale tingle."
The first tell-tale tingle in No'Xya', a play
about native land claims,is inspired by the ritual
which begins the show. Two actors run up
opposite sides of the theatre holding either end of
a wide strip of white fabric, and waving it over the
heads of the audience. The effect is of a flock of
birds flying low overhead. White down settles
gently. This is a recreation of a traditional
symbolic gesture meant to bring peace into a space
where an important event is about to unfold.
No' Xya'
Headlines Theatre in Collaboration with the
Gitksan-Wet'suwet'en Tribal Council
UBC SUB Ballroom
Thursday, October 29, 8:00
NoTCya' explores its topic - ancestral land -
from a historical perspective. The central conflict
of the play is between two radically different
conceptions of human relationships to the land:
the natives' belief in a cooperative, respectful relationship, a quest for harmony guided by the
conviction that humans are connected physically
and spiritually to all created life on earth, and the
white's belief in dominion, in the need to develop,
tame, and extract value from the land.
The play traces the history of this conflict, examining its philosophical, moral, legal, and personal ramifications, through a series of loosely
connected scenes involving a set of four core character types: native man, native woman, white
man, white woman.
In the words of writer/director David Diamond, "There are four main - not characters - but
spirits. They are the same sensibilities throughout
the play and they each have a journey? Each actor
plays one of these 'spirits' in all its different manifestations.
For instance, the white man is at one time the
settler Francis, the obnoxious forestry offical
Larry, the Bishop zealous to convert the Tieathen'
natives, and the contemporary farmer, Frank.
This innovative device not only creates continuity in the piece, it also shows that the contemporary land claims is firmly rooted in history, in a
centuries old conflict of sensibilities. The connection between the settler building the first fence
cutting right across native berry grounds, and the
fisheries officer enforcing a fishing schedule
corresponding to office hours at the Department of
Fisheries rather than to the salmon's schedule is
conveyed by the structure of the play.
The play is remarkably free of lecturing and
polemic.  Its messages are woven into a story;
large themes are presented through their effect on
the lives of individuals. The artistic talents behind
this play clearly heeded the well-worn but always
relevant adage 'show, don't tell'.
One moment half way through the play proved
indelibly the strength of presentation rather than
explanation.   Gyut, a young native man destined
to be a chief some day, realizes that his role as
chief will be to oversee a people who are losing
their land. Instead of trying to explain his emotion
in a monologue, he sings an Indian song of mourning. The song, an unbridled, painfully beautiful
outpouring of sorrow, and the actor's exposed face
as he sings, register an emotion beyond words.
The play is somewhat marred, especially in
the first half, by a tendency to stereotype the white
male character as a colonizing, greedy, enemy.
However this stereotyping becomes a focal point
for humor with the forestry official named Larry,
who sees the whole world in terms of profit and
"Spiritual values are not a luxury we can
afford anymore? he says.   He sees the trees not as
landscape but as a bank, and chortling with greed,
he chants an ode to clearcutting and all its
attendant environmental destruction. But salmon
spirits (actors in masks and robes) arise to serve
him his just desserts. The scene is hilarious, as
Larry loses his bravado and asks in horror?Who
are you?...Salmon? What are you going to do to
me?" Only because Larry is a stereotype rather
than a three dimensional character is this revenge
fantasy permissable.
As the play moves into the twentieth century
The play is remarkably free of
lecturing and polemic.   The
artistic talents behind it clearly
heeded the well worn but
always relevant adage: "show--
don't tell."
| the white male character - Frank - becomes more
complex. Although he's still the "bad gu*? - sexist,
confrontational, and perhaps racist - the reasons
for his anger are explored sympathetically.
At the end of the play the opening down-of-
peace ritual is repeated. This breaks the spell cast
by the show; the audience is moved out the realm
of art back into everyday reality. Then, once the
art has played its magical tunes on the spine, the
audience can respond with its head.
NoXya' will be playing at various venues in
Vancouver over the next few weeks; phone 738-
2283 for information. Note the UBC date this
Thursday. An informal discussion is held after
each performance.
A Conference About Women in the Legal Profession
Sat. Oct. 31; 9 am - 5 pm
In the Law School (Curtis Building, beside Brock Hall) Rms. 101,102,201
Free Admission. All Welcome.
Sponsored by the Law School Women's Committee
and the Faculty of Law.
by Sean O'Casey
(to be presented January 13 - 23)
TIMES: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28 6:30-10:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29 6:30-10:30 p.m.
PLACE: Frederic Wood Theatre, Room 206
Audition material available in Room 207
Frederic Wood Theatre or Phone 228-3880
to arrange an audition appointment.
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October 27,1987
Page 9 "CiJ_
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Let the individual decide
BC's first freestanding abortion clinic will
open soon. It will offer safe, accessible
abortions in a supportive environment. And it
will be illegal.
The debate over abortion is at a stalemate.
The pro-lifers and the pro-choicers have stated
their respective arguments and beliefs with
clarity and conviction - again and again and
again. Neither side has had any visible success in converting the other. Clearly our society can't make up its mind on this issue.
So the debate rages on. All over the country pro-life and pro-choice groups meet, rally,
make posters, give speeches, and theorize
about their convictions. They're going to be
doing this indefinitely.  In the meantime the
abortion issue constitutes a very real practical
problem for millions of Canadian women.
Only 38 out of 115 hospitals in BC offer
abortions, and most of them are in Victoria
and the lower mainland. Women living in
^___—i>i_—1^__-—  other parts of BC are
forced to travel to
these major cities. If
they don't have the
time and money,
tough luck. And if
they're scared and
confused enough
about their dilemma
without the trauma of
travel to compound
their stress, well,
tough luck too.
Even in urban
areas, women have to
Legalizing freestanding abortion
clinics would not
mean that women
are more likely to
opt for abortion
without consultation with a doctor
and more importantly with herself
have an abortion approved by a hospital board
comittee. They face a wait of, on average, five
weeks - five weeks! - after seeing a GP. This
increases both the risk to their health and
their psychological suffering.
Women who can't get legal abortions in
Canada must either resort to illegal means or
travel to the US.
Most abortions are sought by women who
were using birth control. Women don't use
abortions as "alternative means of birth control".
Legalizing freestanding abortion clinics
would not mean that women are more likely
to opt for abortion without serious consultation with both a doctor and, more importantly,
with herself. It would simply mean that, if
after such consultation, she decides to have an
abortion, she could do so without experiencing
any more trauma - physical, financial, psychological - than necessary.
Since people disagree so strongly, the only
civilized solution is to agree to disagree. This
means letting the abortion question be decided on an individual basis.
While society engages in irreconcilable
debate, women are suffering. When resolution to a dispute is impossible, the best we can
do is to minimize any damage that might be
caused by this dispute.
Freestanding abortion clinics will minimize the trauma faced by women with unwanted pregnancies. They should be legalized.
OCTOBER 27,1987
The Ubyssey is published Tuesdays & Fridays throughout the academic year by the Alma Mater Society
of the University of British Columbia. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not necessarily those of
the university administration, or of the sponsor. The
Ubyssey is a member of Canadian University Press.
The editorial office is Rm. 241k of the Student Union
Building. Editorial Department, phone 228-2301; advertising, 228-3977.
Myron Mavtlle fairly quivered In excitement With a glazed look In M* eye, he chanted 'Thara's
i full moon tonight. I can feel It!" Michael Bryant, Tyrone Walts, and Victor Wong stared at Rom
McLaren; Ms transformation Into a Sigma Chi had begun. Lisa Langford licked her llpa and cackled
with glee; she loved sex-crazed men end Pat Kirkwood had been losing the urge lately. Seen
McLaughlin and Jody Woodland reached into their trick or treat bags. Pulling out edible underwear,
they began to munch and said, "We're running low on blue smarties, guy*!" Franks von Specht had
been using them for fuel. TH« news caused her to penic and she ran screaming from the office.
Somehow, Corrlne Bjorge's attempt to become Michael Jackson had failed, so sha settled on
Whitney Houston, provided she could get the legs. "You can have mine?' offered Ross Ostrom In a
silky voice. Meanwhile, Laura Bushel Wn, eager to preserve continuity, practised knife-throwing at
Usa Doyle and Steven Chan.
Disturbed by the commotion, David Young looked up from the Dr. Ruth costume he was making for
Stu Dendyne and raised his eye brow s( merely for the sake of raising them). At Deanne Fisher's
request, Etynn Richter put on her favourite Menudo album and they began undulating their hips In
a ritualistic dance, lulling Jeremy Fraser and Randy Shore Into ■ trance. While under tha spell they
chanted, "Virgins'. It's time to sacrifice the virgins'." All eyes turned towards the couch, where Alison
Bell and Grace Aquino were contentedly nibbling an Peanutbutter Cups and planning next week's
masthead. "Hey, guys, tighten up?' they aaid nervously. "Halloween's not until Saturday."
Anthony(not Tony) Roberts, Chris Wieslnger, and Nick X merely laughed and threw pint sized Mars
Bars at Michael Groberman.
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The Ubyssey welcomes letters on any issue. Letters
should be as short as possible and may be edited for brevity as well as for sexism,
racism and homophobia. Bring them in person with your ID to
the Ubyssey Office, SUB 241k.
Ubyssey just another rag,
says Frat man
Once again The Ubyssey has demonstrated its
lack of professional journalistic virtues. Your portrayal
of Kappa Sigma as a beleaguered fraternity being attacked by hostile and jealous rivals is a blatant misrepresentation of what really happened. You interviewed no members of the
I.F.C. Judicial Committee
who are the only ones that
knew what had happened.
Instead, you simply took the
views of Kappa Sigma and
made it the basis of your
story. I would like to raise a
few points that you have
It must be made known
that at no time was anyone
attempting to persecute
kappa sigma. The grounds
for hostility were justified.
Kappa Sigma was seen to
have obtained an unfair advantage when it broke rules
whose purpose was to ensure a fair Rush. Once the
charges were laid, the
Kappa Sigs were given the
opportunity to defend themselves and it was at that
time they pleaded guilty to
one of the charges and contested the professional entertainment charge. The
end result was that the
Kappa Sigs received a penalty that they themselves
had requested while presenting their case. As further evidence that no one
was "out to get" the Kappa
Sigs, I can name at least two
members of the Judicial
committee who voted
against their own conscience on the issue of professional entertainment in
order to spare the Kappa
Sigs of a much stiffer penalty.
As for Carey Wong, I
must acknowledge that he
had done a good job until
recently. It may be easy to
see him as a scapegoat but it
is just as easy to see that he
may have been in violation
of conflict of interest. Demands for his resignation
were made before anyone
knew how many pledges
Kappa Sigma got. Furthermore, the boat cruise was
only one of two events that
led to the call for his resignation hence his claim for
"somebody had to pay for us
having a large pledge class"
is ridiculous. The bottom
line is, the I.F.C. council had
lost confidence in Carey
In the future, rather
than always trying to put
the Greek System in a negative light, why not do articles on what the Greek
System is really about, what
we have to offer the students
of U.B.C, and the many
positive contributions we
have made to the community.
Yours truly,
John Fang
Inter-Fraternity Council
Love and the Bus Stop
I was sitting in the Bus
Stop Cafeteria when I overheard one student say to
another: "Thank God I'll be
out of here soon. Am I glad
to get the hell out of UBC."
This kind of comment
shows a peculiar blindness
to the joys of student life.
Too many students see their
time at university as a necessary evil, a transition period, a stepping-stone toward career goals. Obsessed with grades and career goals, they miss out on
the incredible richness and
romantic opportunities of a
place like UBC.
Opportunities abound,
and the time for sexual experimentation is now. But
here as everywhere it takes
a modicum of courage, ingenuity and luck to meet just
the right person. If you're
shy as I was, cultivate an
easy smile and make at least
one friendly remark a day to
a member of the opposite
Opportunities often
arise when we least expect
them, and everything depends on presence of mind: a
spontaneous smile, a warm
liello', a casual question,
cheery small talk, a suggestion to go for coffee and, at
the right moment, an invitation to join you for a movie or
play. Ifyou like each other,
suggest that you spend a
night simply cuddling and
talking. It can be as simple
as that.
Even granting that nice
looks help, I find that very
soon, if people are on a common conversational wavelength, what matters is that
you're seasitive, patient,
caring and cheerful, that
you can listen, that you dare
to show yourself vulnerable,
and that you're an affectionate lover.
I'm running the risk of
sounding as if I know it all,
when I really don't. But for
all it's worth, I've found that
good meeting places are, of
course, your classes and especially evening classes;
student residence; the
smaller dances and parties;
your department lounge;
fun clubs like the Ski Club
and Darcing Club; Grad
Centre beer gardens; the
Bus Stop Cafeteria; even the
whirlpool at the Aquatic
But how many relationships should one have? Obviously, if you've well-rehearsed interpersonal
skills, nothing stops you
from sleeping with a dozen
partners a year. But this
kind of variety comes at the
expense of quality and
depth and risks to your
What most of us ultimately want, and what's
probably best for us, is a
stable, caring love relationship that is a stable, caring
love relationship that is
sexually exclusive and lasts
for a while. When an opportunity for such a relationship knocks, open yourself
to it, welcome it into your
life. Ifyou do, your student
years won't just be a preparation for life, but the good
life at its test.
Kurt Preinsperg
Philosophy Graduate
Page 10
October 27, 1987 The CIA's secret war
By Connie Nakonechny (CUP)
John R. Stockwell is a man who cared deeply
for the United States, deeply enough to fight
for his country and then to fight against its crimes.
"The CIA poses the ultimate threat to democracy and is a major cause of the world's move
toward nuclear extinction? charges Stockwell.
Stockwell's experience brings considerable
credibility to his bold assertions. He joined the
Central Intelligence Agency in 1964, serving as a
case officer in Vietnam, the Chief of Station in
Africa and at the top-secret National Security
In 1977, Stockwell quit, angered and disillusioned by the Agency's growing list of "dirty tricks''.
He took to the lecture circuit and now he speaks at
about 100 engagements a year. He has appeared
on CBS's 60 Minutes, NBC's Magazine and in
several documentary films. He has also published
articles in the New York Times.
The CIA has sued Stockwell and impounded
the profits from his bestselling book, In Search of
Enemies, which details the CIA's covert operations
in Angola. So Stockwell urges people to read his
book, but he cautions, "Don't buy it. The CIA gets
65 cents for each copy. Get if from the library.
They (the CIA) have enough money."
Stockwell says the situation in Nicaragua
today is virtually the same story that he recounts
about Angola in his book, only the names are
changed. He went to Nicaragua recently to conduct
research and he has been trying to alert the world
about what he calls the country's "crisis".
Stockwell does not expect his audience to
blindly believe him. Instead, he asks, "listen to
what I have to say, get your hands working and
then do something about it."
Throughout his lectures, Stockwell characterizes the CIA as "looking for ways to attack and
destablize third world countries — one-third of the
world's 150 least developed and most vulnerable
In his "Secret Wars" lecture, Stockwell presents
destablization as it relates to the specific case
of Nicaragua and to nuclear and conventional war.
North Americans are familiar with the contra
forces and the economic attack on the Sandinista
government which Stockwell calls "the last destabilization in 10-40 years that you can see for
Stockwell asserts that from the beginning of
the CIA's Nicaraguan war in 1981, it was acknowledged that neither the CIA nor the United States
could win political power in that country. But he
says the objective of the war is to push the Sandinistas into a radical, desperate position from which
they could be easily attacked. After destabilization
took its toll, the CIA would be able to "prop up its
own government."
While Stockwell can't
speculate on what Nicaragua
would be like now if destabilization had never occurred, he notes
the extensive reforms that the
Nicaraguan Sandinista government implemented before 1981.
Among these were the abolition
of the death penalty, the release
of 8,000 National Guardsmen of
former dictator Anastasio
Somoza, the establishment of
2500 medical clinics and the
beginning of a literacy campaign.
Stockwell adds that Nicaragua
had instituted Latin America's
most ambitious land reform
program. As well, Nicaragua
boasted a mixed economy with
the region's highest growth rate^
for three consecutive years.
Stockwell contrasts what he
calls the American view of
"godless communists" with his
view of Nicaragua which exem
plifies an "alliance between marxism, socialism
and the catholic church?
Stockwell refutes the allegations included in
an "American propaganda campaign? begun
during the Carter administration and designed to
make the Sandinistas appear "evil".
He rejects claims that arms are being transported through Nicaragua to El Salvador. Stock-
well says there has been no such evidence since
1982 and if there were, the U.S. government
would do more than talk about it. Neither do the
Sandinistas have offensive arms with which to
fight the contras, said Stockwell. He says allegations of Sandinista air raids are untrue and
As the U.S. hurls accusations of censorship
and biases in the Nicaraguan press, Stockwell
points to the Congress' diversion of the $400,000
from Oliver North's operations to the funding of
an American-biased press in Nicaragua. He adds
that this press is breaking Congress' laws that
make sensational predictions — such as those
regarding economic disaster — illegal in the U.S.
While the CIA seeks to discredit
Nicaragua's last election, Stockwell says
parties sent by the U.S. to administer the elections called them "the fairest in Central American
in many years? He adds that unlike the U.S.,
where the strength of political parties depends
upon their ability to solicit donations, ever)»Nica-
raguan political party is given equal campaign
The U.S. government has suggested that the
Sandinistas are financing their resistance through
drug-running. Stockwell points out that the Nicaraguan army has neither the planes nor the other
resources required for drug operations. He is
quick to add that six contra leaders have been
caught transporting drugs into the United States.
Stockwell says many American pilots in Vietnam
also smuggled heroin for personal profit and that
the CIA simply chose "not to look into their
The American government condemns the
Sandinistas for the misery they are inflicting on
the Nicaraguan people. Stockwell invites his
North American audiences to visit Nicaragua and
to see the misery for themselves.
In a battle that is supposed to be economic,
there have been 41,000 casulaties, including
15,000 deaths, Stockwell says.
Stockwell urges people to end what he calls
humankind's inevitable self-destruction through
"Ifyou can write, write. Ifyou can organize,
organize. Ifyou can lie down in front of a truck
full of bombs, then do it."
"But do it today. You can't wait until tomorrow because there may not be a world left tomorrow."
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The Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada, In Pointe Claire,
Quebec, and in Vancouver, B.C. offers project-oriented summer jobs in
1988 to undergraduate students in science* and engineering**, who are
graduating in 1989 or 1990. These jobs will be of particular value as
training for students who are planning careers in research, and are
open to students eligible for Industrial Undergraduate Student Research Awards from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research
Council of Canada (NSERC). For successful candidates, the Institute
will supplement the scholarships so that total salaries will be commensurate with education level and experience.
Please send your resume along with an NSERC application form
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1987, to:
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departmental offices.
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